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noun quar·tile \ˈkwȯr-ˌtī(-ə)l, -təl\

Definition of quartile

  1. :  any of the three values that divide the items of a frequency distribution into four classes with each containing one fourth of the total population; also :  any one of the four classes



Origin of quartile

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin quartus


First Known Use: 1879


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