[ kwin-til, -tahyl ]
/ ˈkwɪn tɪl, -taɪl /
Statistics. a quantile for the special case of five equal proportions.
Astrology. a quintile aspect.
Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies that are one fifth of the zodiac, or 72°, apart.
Origin of quintile
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Quintile, kwin′til, n. the aspect of planets distant from each other the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72.
/ (ˈkwɪntaɪl) /
an aspect of 72° between two heavenly bodies
a fifth part of a distribution
Word Origin for quintile
C17: from Latin quintus fifth
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