- Decile is defined as one of ten equal groups which are divided a large group of values or statistics.
The richest 10 percent of the population is an example of a decile.
decile definition by Webster's New World
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Statistics any of the values which divide a frequency distribution into ten groups of equal frequency; also, any of these groups
Origin: dec- plush -ile
decile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any one of the numbers or values in a series dividing the distribution of the individuals in the series into ten groups of equal frequency.
- Any one of the ten groups.
Origin: dec(i)- + -ile2.