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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
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