What does quartile mean?

Definitions for quartileˈkwɔr taɪl, -tɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quartile(noun)

    (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores


  1. quartile(Noun)

    Any of the three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts, each containing a quarter of the population.

  2. quartile(Noun)

    Any one of the four groups so divided.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quartile(noun)

    same as Quadrate

  2. Origin: [F. quartile aspect, fr. L. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]


  1. Quartile

    In descriptive statistics, the quartiles of a ranked set of data values are the three points that divide the data set into four equal groups, each group comprising a quarter of the data. A quartile is a type of quantile. One definition of the lower quartile is the middle number between the smallest number and the median of the data set. The second quartile is the middle observation, also called the median of the data. The third quartile can be measured as the middle value between the median and highest values of the data set. In applications of statistics such as epidemiology, sociology and finance, the quartiles of a ranked set of data values are the four subsets whose boundaries are the three quartile points. Thus an individual item might be described as being "in the upper quartile".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quartile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quartile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Berro:

    There has been this continued escalation where everybody wants to be in the upper quartile, once one guy raises it, they all want those raises, and we are willing to say no.

  2. Jake Klein:

    Five years ago, Australia would have been in the highest-cost quartile of gold miners, today it is probably the lowest, in absolute terms and also when taking into account the weaker Australian dollar.

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