### What does **percentile** mean?

# Definitions for percentile

pərˈsɛn taɪl, -tɪlper·centile

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### Princeton's WordNet

percentile, centilenoun

(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 total

### Wiktionary

percentilenoun

Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.

percentilenoun

Any one of the hundred groups so divided.

He is highly intelligent he has an IQ in the top percentile.

### ChatGPT

percentile

A percentile is a statistical measure used in descriptive statistics that indicates the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group fall. For example, the 25th percentile is the value below which 25% of the observations may be found. Percentiles are often used in assessments, tests, and surveys to compare individual results with a larger population.

### Wikidata

Percentile

In statistics, a percentile is the value of a variable below which a certain percent of observations fall. For example, the 20th percentile is the value below which 20 percent of the observations may be found. The term percentile and the related term percentile rank are often used in the reporting of scores from norm-referenced tests. For example, if a score is in the 86th percentile, it is higher than 86% of the other scores. The 25th percentile is also known as the first quartile, the 50th percentile as the median or second quartile, and the 75th percentile as the third quartile.

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pencil tree

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of percentile in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of percentile in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**8**

### Examples of percentile in a Sentence

You might see a student's score and think, not bad but clearly below our university average. But then when you compare it to the school, it might be above the 75

**percentile**, which means they outperformed most people at their school, i believe this context is a more accurate reflection of what the score represents.For the S&P, using one month options, skew is in the 95th

**percentile**.The placebo effect is very powerful, i can imagine how this plays out in the athletic world, where you're operating at the 99th

**percentile**of human performance. Someone says, 'I can give you something that's going to make you a little bit better.' It's very tantalizing to try it.The stuff that is most at risk is stuff that is at the 99th

**percentile**[ in support ] from our base.

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