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quintile

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noun quin·tile \ˈkwin-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of quintile

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



Origin of quintile

Latin quintus + English 2-ile


First Known Use: 1922


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