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percentile

 [per-sen´tīl]
any one of the 99 values that divide the range of a probability distribution or sample into 100 intervals of equal probability or frequency; for example, 45 per cent of a population scores below the 45th percentile.

per·cen·tile

(per-sen'tīl),
The rank position of an individual in a serial array of data, stated in terms of what percentage of the group the individual equals or exceeds.

per·cen·tile

(pĕr-sen'tīl)
The rank position of an individual in a serial array of data, stated in terms of what percentage of the group the individual equals or exceeds.

percentile

One of 100 equal parts in an ordered sequence of statistical data. Thus, for instance, the 93rd percentile is the value that equals 93% of those in the series. If a value in a range of values falls in the 20th percentile, there are 19 lower and 80 higher. The method is widely used to record and check such parameters as the extent of body growth at a particular age.

per·cen·tile

(pĕr-sen'tīl)
Rank position of an individual in a serial array of data, stated in terms of what percentage of the group the individual equals or exceeds.
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