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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]
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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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The original program laid out in 2010 called for scaled payments, with the lowest deciles getting big payments, middle deciles getting lower payments and the wealthiest three deciles getting nothing.
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The second column describes the characteristics of each of the deciles.
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In the adjusted model, the relative rates of most household income deciles (with the exception of deciles 8 and 9) excluded "1" when compared to the highest household income decile.
For each variable, I rank order the firms into 10 deciles in the ascending order of their absolute value of this difference.
We found interesting differences in the structures of income and consumption spending across the income deciles and between the socioeconomic areas.
The interaction between lower earnings thresholds of social security contributions (SSCs) -generally at the minimum wage level- and social security programme contribution rates increases the costs of adhering to social programmes for those with earnings in the lower and middle-income deciles.
As the deciles for baseline knee pain and function decrease in severity, there are diminishing mean improvements and an increasing proportion of patients who do worse after the operation, he reported.
Figure 3 depicts the mean annual deletion frequencies by affiliation for funds grouped into deciles according to their prior percentile performance.