# Quantile meaning

The definition of a quantile is a portion of a total amount divided into subgroups.

An example of a quantile is a class being divided into ten groups based on the exact percentage of each student's grade; a 60% quantile would be all students who received a grade of 60-69%.

noun

Any of the values of a random variable dividing the distribution of the individuals into a given number of groups of equal frequency.

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## Origin of quantile

- Back-formation from quantity., modeled on percentile
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