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 (dĭs′īl′, -əl)
n. Statistics
1. Any of the groups that result when a frequency distribution is divided into ten groups of equal size.
2. Any of the values that separate each of these groups.


(ˈdɛsɪl; -aɪl)
(Statistics) statistics
a. 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
b. a tenth part of a distribution
[C17: from deca- + -ile]


(ˈdɛs ɪl, -aɪl)

one of the values of a statistical variable that divides the distribution of the variable into ten groups having equal frequencies.
[1880–85; < Latin dec(em) ten + -ile3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decile - (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores
mark, score, grade - a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters


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But no one could figure out how to determine who fit into which decile.
The rating was awarded on the basis of the fund's risk-adjusted return, which was in the top decile for the three-year period in the short-term bond fund category.
I calibrate that framework using recently produced data on Social Security beneficiaries by lifetime income decile and both existing and new survey evidence on the normative priorities Americans have regarding their Social Security benefits.
The men in the "bottom decile," or those male individuals living in the most deprived areas of England, are expected to die before reaching the age of 74.
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La part de la depense alimentaire annuelle du menage algerien est passee de 54% dans le premier decile (D1), ces groupes de 10% de la population, classes par ordre croissant selon la depense moyenne par tete, qui represente la population la plus defavorisee, a 28% dans le dernier decile (D10) et qui represente les 10% de la population la plus aisee.
As can be seen in column 1, mean income varies from a highest decile $139,395 to a lowest decile mean of $5,500.
A nurse will be put in every New Zealand low decile primary and intermediate school if the Greens are elected to government, giving basic health care services to 112,000 children, reported the NZ Herald.
NZNO STRONGLY endorses the Green Party's $30 million plan, announced at its annual general meeting in Christchurch early this month, to put a nurse in every low decile school in the country, as part of its strategy to eliminate child poverty.