# percentile

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## per·cen·tile

(pər-sĕn′tīl′) Statistics
n.
1. Any of the groups that result when a frequency distribution is divided into 100 groups of equal size.
2. Any of the values that separate each of these groups.

## percentile

(pəˈsɛntaɪl)
n
(Statistics) one of 99 actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into 100 groups with equal frequencies; the 90th percentile is the value of a variable such that 90% of the relevant population is below that value. Also called: centile
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## per•cen•tile

(pərˈsɛn taɪl, -tɪl)

n.
one of the values of a statistical variable that divides the distribution of the variable into 100 groups having equal frequencies: Ninety percent of the values lie at or below the ninetieth percentile, ten percent above it.
[1880–85]

## per·cen·tile

(pər-sĕn′tīl′)
Any of the 100 equal parts into which the range of the values of a set of data can be divided in order to show the distribution of those values. The percentile of a given value is determined by the percentage of the values that are smaller than that value. For example, a test score that is higher than 95 percent of the other scores is in the 95th percentile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 percentile - (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the totalcentilemark, 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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## percentile

[pəˈsentaɪl] N
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## percentile

nProzent nt; he’s in the ninetieth percentile for reading and mathsin Lesen und Rechnen gehört er zu den besten zehn Prozent
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## percentile

[pəˈsɛntaɪl] n
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Higher rates of body mass index (BMI), triceps skinfolds >85th percentile, and waist circumference >90th percentile were seen in children with systolic high BP.
Here, the performance of an hs-cTnT assay was evaluated in the same reference population, with consideration of the influences of age, sex, and CK activity on the 99th percentile. Specimens originated from the well-characterized DONOR SHIP cohort collected in 2005 (2).
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Among 12,268 adolescents with calculated BMI, 62.7% (females 62.4%, males 63.0%; Hispanics 59.0%, Blacks 60.8%, Whites 68.1%, and other races 69.7%), were below the 85th percentile of the reference population reported by the CDC in 2000 [27].
Weight, Length, and Head Circumference Percentiles. Percentile rankings coincided with findings of growth velocities in that they were below average.

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