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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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Citing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on the 2015 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES), Chua said spending by families belonging to the first to the sixth per capita income decile, or those starting from the lowest income bracket, showed that they spend more on alcohol, tobacco, and sweetened beverages than on medical care.
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Second, it facilitates the readability of the output tables below in the sense that positive (negative) values indicate that a given decile differs relative to the typical values observed over time.
For our analysis, we divide households into deciles. We present the results for the first nine deciles, and we further disaggregate the top decile into smaller groups.
Manasan said the change introduced by the TRAIN increased the burden of households, particularly those belonging to the poorest decile, which saw a 3.5- percent increase in tax burden as a percentage of household income.
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The predictive ratios by observed spending decile were poor across all fit and prediction samples.
When assessing the potential clinical impact of these clusters in four other cohorts, the researchers found that individuals with T2D in the top genetic risk score decile for each cluster reproducibly exhibited the predicted cluster-associated phenotypes.
This average obscures the fact that for a significant number of Israelis, wages constitute a much smaller portion of household income: In 2016, wages comprised only half (49.9%) the household income in the lowest decile; 64.0% in the second decile, and 70.1% in the third decile.
IBON calculations also show these: Every rice farmer (first and lowest income decile) will lose P646 annually; every farm worker (second income decile) will lose P937; every construction worker (third income decile) will lose P1,141; every private school teacher (fourth income decile) will lose P1,363; every bookkeeper (fifth income decile) will lose P1,591; and P1,887 will be taken from every machine tool operator (sixth income decile).
The idea behind incorporating this variable is that income decile may increase the life satisfaction but may or may not the other two types of well-being.
The resulting estimated current distribution of federal taxes, by decile, is set out in Table 4.