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Definitions for quartile
ˈkwɔr taɪl, -tɪlquar·tile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quartilenoun

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


  1. quartilenoun

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

  2. quartilenoun

    Any one of the four groups so divided.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quartilenoun

    An aspect of the planets, when they are three signs or ninety degrees distant from each other, and is marked thus. John Harris

    Mars and Venus in a quartile move
    My pangs of jealousy for Ariet’s love. Dryden.


  1. quartile

    A quartile is a statistical term that refers to a method of dividing a set of values or data into four equal parts or groups after the data is sorted in ascending or descending order. The quartiles are divided by three points: the lower quartile (also known as the first quartile), the median (or second quartile), and the upper quartile (or third quartile). These points represent the 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles of the data set, respectively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quartilenoun

    same as Quadrate

  2. Etymology: [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".

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  1. requital

  2. triequal

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  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

Examples of quartile in a Sentence

  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.

  3. Bryan Milton:

    This investment would move it to the top quartile worldwide in terms of refining competitiveness and increase the site's competitive advantage from crude cracking.

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