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percentile

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noun per·cen·tile \pər-ˈsen-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of percentile

  • : one of 100 equal parts that a group of people can be divided into in order to rank them

Full Definition of percentile

  1. :  a value on a scale of 100 that indicates the percent of a distribution that is equal to or below it <a score in the 95th percentile>

Examples of percentile

  1. His height and weight are in the 80th percentile for boys his age.



1885

First Known Use of percentile

1885


Medical Dictionary

percentile

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noun per·cen·tile \pər-ˈsen-ˌtīl\

Medical Definition of percentile

  1. :  a value on a scale of one hundred that indicates the percent of a distribution that is equal to or below it <a percentile score of 95 is a score equal to or better than 95 percent of the scores>





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