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percentilenoun [C]

uk   /pəˈsen.taɪl/  us   /pɚ-/ specialized
(Definition of percentile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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percentilenoun [C]

uk   us   /pəˈsentaɪl/
GRAPHS & CHARTS, MEASURES one of the 100 ​equalparts 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 ​chiefexecutives. The ​investmentfund is ​ranked in the ​top fourth percentile in its ​category.
(Definition of percentile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “percentile”
in Chinese (Simplified) 百分位(数), 百分位(数)之一…
in Chinese (Traditional) 百分位(數), 百分位(數)之一…
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