[per-sen-tahyl, -til] /pərˈsɛn taɪl, -tɪl/ Statistics.
one of the values of a 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.
of or relating to a percentile or a division of a distribution by percentiles.
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
1885, coined by English scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911) from percent + -ile.
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.
noun 1. a symbol (%) for “percent”: a 10% drop in population.
[per sen-tuh m] /pər ˈsɛn təm/ noun 1. (def 1).
[pur-sept] /ˈpɜr sɛpt/ noun 1. the mental result or product of , as distinguished from the act of ; an impression or sensation of something . 2. something that is ; the object of . /ˈpɜːsɛpt/ noun 1. a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or […]
[per-sep-tuh-buh l] /pərˈsɛp tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being ; recognizable; appreciable: a perceptible change in his behavior. /pəˈsɛptəbəl/ adjective 1. able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable adj. early 15c., “perceptive,” from Late Latin perceptibilis “perceptible,” from Latin percept-, past participle stem of percipere (see perceive). Meaning “capable of being perceived” is from […]