fractile

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From fraction and -ile

Noun[edit]

fractile ‎(plural fractiles)

  1. (statistics) The value of a distribution for which some fraction of the sample lies below.
    The q-quantile is the same as the (1/q)-fractile.
    The median is the .5-fractile.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From fracture and -ile

Adjective[edit]

fractile ‎(comparative more fractile, superlative most fractile)

  1. Describing the quality of a sedimentary stone as it relates to the sediments to cohesively bond without fracturing. A stone with a low fractile strength lacks tensile strength and will crack or crumble under stress or pressure.