## percentile

per·cen·tile- any of the values in a series dividing the distribution of the individuals in the series into one hundred groups of equal frequency
- any of these groups

Origin of percentile

percent + -ile of a percentile or division into percentiles

## percentile

noun

One of a set of points on a scale arrived at by dividing a group into parts in order of magnitude. For example, a score equal to or greater than 97 percent of those attained on an examination is said to be in the 97th percentile.

## percentile

Noun

(*plural* percentiles)

- (statistics) Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.
- (statistics) Any one of the hundred groups so divided.
*He is highly intelligent - he has an IQ in the top percentile.*

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