Definition of Decile

1. Noun. (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores.

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

Definition of Decile

1. Noun. (statistics) Any of the values in a series that divides the distribution of individuals in that series into ten groups of equal frequency. ¹

2. Noun. Any one of the ten subsets or groups so divided. ¹

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Definition of Decile

1. a statistical interval [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decile

1. An aspect or position of two planets, when they are distant from each other a tenth part of the zodiac, or 36 deg . Origin: F. Decil, fr. L. Decem ten cf. It. Decile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decile

deciduous plant
deciduous teeth
deciduous tooth
decile (current term)
decimal arithmetic
decimal digit
decimal dozen
decimal fraction

Literary usage of Decile

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1. Gold, Prices, and Wages Under the Greenback Standard by Wesley Clair Mitchell (1908)
"Lowest 1st decile 2d decile 3d decile 4th decile Median 6th decile 7th decile 8th decile January April ..."

2. Fact Finding Report: Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations by John T. Dunlop (1994)
"Measures of the gap between the earnings of workers in the highest decile of earnings and those in the lowest decile show that the US earnings distribution ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... cancer at several sites, especially cancers of the stomach and lung among men. The relative risk of lung cancer between the highest and lowest decile ..."

4. Rice Market Liberalization and Poverty in Viet Nam by Nicholas Minot, Francesco Goletti (2000)
"Figure 6—Rice consumption by expenditure decile Kilograms/person/year 200 175 150 125 100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Expenditure decile 10 Source: Data from the Viet ..."

5. La Niäna and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation by Michael H. Glantz (2002)
"3-15 Regions with rainfall below decile 3 during November-January of warm ENSO events initiated in 1957, 1972. 1976. 1986. and 1991. ..."

6. Rural Growth Linkages: Household Expenditure Patterns in Malaysia and Nigeria by P. B. R. Hazell, Ailsa Röell (1983)
"Marginal budget shares by per capita expenditure decile in Muda, 1972/73 13. Marginal budget shares by per capita expenditure decile in Gusau, 1976/77 14. ..."

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