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quantile

Pronunciation: kwahn'til

Definition: Division of a distribution into equal, ordered subgroups; deciles are tenths, quartiles are quarters, quintiles are fifths, terciles are thirds, centiles are hundredths.

[L. quantum, how much, + -ilis, adj. suffix]

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