Meaning of “percentile” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “percentile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"percentile" in Business English

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percentilenoun [ C ]

uk /pəˈsentaɪl/ us

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.

(Definition of “percentile” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)