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decile

[des-il, -ahyl] /ˈdɛs ɪl, -aɪl/
noun, Statistics.
1.
one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into ten groups having equal frequencies.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; dec- + -ile
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decile

/ˈdɛsɪl; -aɪl/
noun
1.
(statistics)
  1. one of nine actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into ten groups with equal frequencies: the ninth decile is the value below which 90% of the population lie See also percentile
  2. a tenth part of a distribution
Word Origin
C17: from deca- + -ile
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Word Origin and History for deciles

decile

adj.

1670s in astrology; 1882 in statistics; from French décile or Medieval Latin *decilis, from Latin decem "ten" (see ten) on the model of quintilis, sextilis.

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