a statistical unit equal to 20 percentiles, or 1/5 of a ranked sample.

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  • Quintile — Quin tile, n. [F. quintil aspect, fr. L. quintus the fifth.] (Astron.) The aspect of planets when separated the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72[deg]. Hutton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quintile — may refer to: Income quintiles, a division of households by income into five quantiles Quintiles, a biotechnology research company based in the United States This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • quintile — early 17c., originally in astrology, from L. quintus “fifth” (see QUINQUE (Cf. quinque )) + ile, from QUARTILE (Cf. quartile). Use in statistics dates to 1951 …   Etymology dictionary

  • quintile — [kwin′til, kwin′tīl΄] n. [< L quintus, a fifth (see QUINTET) + ILE] 1. Astrol. the aspect of two celestial bodies 72°, or one fifth of a circle, apart 2. Statistics a) any of the values in a series dividing the distribution of the individuals… …   English World dictionary

  • quintile — ˈkwin.ˌtīl, ntəl, n(ˌ)til noun ( s) Etymology: quint + ile 1. obsolete : the aspect of planets when separated a fifth part of a circle or 72 degrees 2. : any of the four values that divide the items of a frequency distribution into five classes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quintile — Le quintile est une portion de la distribution de fréquence contenant un cinquième du total de l échantillon. Portail des probabilités et des statistiques Catégorie : Statistiques …   Wikipédia en Français

  • quintile — /kwin til, tuyl/, n. 1. Statistics. a quantile for the special case of five equal proportions. 2. Astrol. a quintile aspect. adj. 3. Astrol. of or pertaining to the aspect of two heavenly bodies that are one fifth of the zodiac, or 72°, apart.… …   Universalium

  • quintile — quin·tì·le agg., s.m. TS stor. s.m., nel calendario romano, quinto mese dell anno, corrispondente a luglio | agg., che appartiene a tale mese o che vi è compreso {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1580. ETIMO: dal lat. quintīle(m) sott. mense(m) 1mese …   Dizionario italiano

  • quintile — /ˈkwɪntəl/ (say kwintuhl) Astrology –adjective 1. relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies distant from each other the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72°. –noun 2. a quintile aspect. {Latin, neuter of quintīlis fifth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quintile — noun Etymology: Latin quintus + English 2 ile Date: 1922 any of the four values that divide the items of a frequency distribution into five classes with each containing one fifth of the total population; also any one of the five classes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quintile — noun a) An aspect of planets that are distant from each other by one fifth of a zodiac (72°) b) A part of a frequency distribution containing one fifth of the sample population …   Wiktionary

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