quintile
quin·tile- Astrol. the aspect of two celestial bodies 72°, or one fifth of a circle, apart
- Statistics
- any of the values in a series dividing the distribution of the individuals in the series into five groups of equal frequency
- any of these groups
Origin of quintile
; from Classical Latin quintus, a fifth (see quintet) + -ilequintile
noun
- The astrological aspect of planets distant from each other by 72° or one fifth of the zodiac.
- Statistics The portion of a frequency distribution containing one fifth of the total sample.
Origin of quintile
Latin qu&imacron;ntus, fifth; see penk^{w}e in Indo-European roots + -ile (as in quartile).quintile
Noun
(plural quintiles)