quartile

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From Middle French quartil, from Medieval Latin quartilus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɔː(ɹ)taɪl/
  • (file)

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quartile (plural quartiles)

  1. (statistics) Any of the three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts, each containing a quarter of the population.
  2. (statistics) Any one of the four groups so divided.
    This school is ranked in the first quartile.
    • 2021 July 28, Paul Clifton, “Network News: Confusion and dissent over face mask requirements: Reaction to the Guidance: British Safety Council”, in RAIL, number 936, page 6:
      The Department for Transport's National Travel Survey shows that workers in the lowest income quartile are twice as likely to use public transport.

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quartile m (plural quartiles)

  1. quartile

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