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Definition of "decile" [decile]

  • Statistics Any one of the numbers or values in a series dividing the distribution of the individuals in the series into ten groups of equal frequency. (noun)
  • Statistics Any one of the ten groups. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decile" in a sentence
  • "Based on my experience, among those who work, the bottom decile is putting in at least as many hours – and a lot more labor – than the top decile. cmholm says:"
  • "While the absolute wealth of the top decile is huge and growing their relative wealth is continuing to grow and that is the greatest prize of all."
  • "Even within that top "decile," the distribution is remarkably skewed."