# Percentile meaning

Frequency:

(statistics) Any one of the hundred groups so divided.

He is highly intelligent - he has an IQ in the top percentile.

noun

(statistics) Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.

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.

noun

Any of the values in a series dividing the distribution of the individuals in the series into one hundred groups of equal frequency.

noun

Any of these groups.

noun

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Of a percentile or division into percentiles.

adjective

Any of the 100 equal parts into which the range of the values of a set of data can be divided in order to show the distribution of those values. The percentile of a given value is determined by the percentage of the values that are smaller than that value. For example, a test score that is higher than 95 percent of the other scores is in the 95th percentile.