Definition of Percentile

1. Noun. (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total.

Exact synonyms: Centile
Generic synonyms: Grade, Mark, Score
Category relationships: Statistics



Definition of Percentile

1. Noun. (statistics) Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population. ¹

2. Noun. (statistics) Any one of the hundred groups so divided. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Percentile

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Medical Definition of Percentile

1. The percentage of individuals in a group who have achieved a certain quantity (such as height, weight, and head circumference) or developmental milestone (such as walking well the 50th percentile for which is12 months of age). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Percentile

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Literary usage of Percentile

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1. Educational Method by National education association of the United States Dept. of supervisors and directors of instruction (1922)
"An investigation of the permanency of percentile rank may, therefore, serve a double ... Since the units of the percentile rank scale are of unequal value, ..."

2. How to Measure in Education by William Anderson McCall (1922)
"How to Construct a percentile Scale.— Table 17 shows in the first column the number ... In the third column is shown the percentile corresponding to a given ..."

3. Some Fiscal Aspects of Public Education in American Cities by Edward Charles Elliott (1905)
"Transformation of Gross Itemized Expenditures to a percentile Basis. ... These transformed percentile amounts are contained in Tables 1 and 2 (pages 18-25) ..."

4. Classes for Gifted Children: An Experimental Study of Methods of Selection by Guy Montrose Whipple (1919)
"The percentile Tables. A word of explanation is necessary to explain the way in which the percentile tables were obtained. They were derived from tables ..."

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