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1. Any of the groups that result when a frequency distribution is divided into four groups of equal size.
2. Any of the values that separate each of these groups.
[Middle English, 90 degrees apart (of the relative position of two celestial bodies), from Old French quartil, from Medieval Latin quārtīlis, of a quartile, from Latin quārtus, fourth; see quart.]
1. (Statistics) statistics one of three actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into four groups with equal frequencies
2. a quarter part of a distribution
3. (Statistics) statistics denoting or relating to a quartile
4. (Astrology) astrology denoting an aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°
[C16: from Medieval Latin quartīlis, from Latin quartus fourth]
quar•tile(ˈkwɔr taɪl, -tɪl)
(in a frequency distribution) one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into four groups having equal frequencies.
[1875–80; « Latin quārt(us)]
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|Noun||1.||quartile - (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter 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