quartile

[ kwawr-tahyl, -til ]

noun
  1. Statistics. (in a frequency distribution) one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into four groups having equal frequencies.: Compare first quartile, median, third quartile.

  2. Astrology. a quartile aspect.

adjective
  1. Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°.

Origin of quartile

1
1500–10; <Medieval Latin quartīlis, equivalent to Latin quart(us) fourth + -īlis-ile

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quartile

/ (ˈkwɔːtaɪl) /


noun
  1. statistics one of three actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into four groups with equal frequencies

adjective
  1. statistics denoting or relating to a quartile

  2. astrology denoting an aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°

  1. a quarter part of a distribution

Origin of quartile

1
C16: from Medieval Latin quartīlis, from Latin quartus fourth

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