Quintile



[kwin-til, -tahyl] /ˈkwɪn tɪl, -taɪl/

noun
1.
Statistics. a quantile for the special case of five equal proportions.
2.
Astrology. a quintile aspect.
adjective
3.
Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies that are one fifth of the zodiac, or 72°, apart.
/ˈkwɪntaɪl/
noun (astrology)
1.
an aspect of 72° between two heavenly bodies
2.
a fifth part of a distribution
n.

1610s, originally in astrology, from Latin quintus “the fifth” (see quinque-) + -ile, from quartile. Use in statistics dates to 1951.

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