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English definition of “percentile”


noun [C]     /pəˈsentaɪl/
GRAPHS & CHARTS, MEASURES one of the 100 equal parts that a set of people or things is divided into, when you are comparing a particular characteristic relating to them: His salary put him in the 75th percentile of chief executives . The investment fund is ranked in the top fourth percentile in its category . → See also decile, median noun, quartile
(Definition of percentile noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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