quintile


quin·tile

noun \ˈkwin-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of QUINTILE

:  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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