Definitions

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  • n. Shortened form of percentile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An object or term occupying a place whose ordinal corresponds to 100 or a multiple of 100.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (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

Etymologies

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centi- + -ile

Examples

  • Doctors track a child's weight on what is known as a 'centile' line: a graph that predicts relative height and weight gain for their age.

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  • The ribbon is over optimistic placing the ratio in the next centile.

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  • This puts her on the 75th centile for height and just above the 50th for weight.

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  • This is great as she had always been on a much higher centile for weight than height before and I was worried she was becoming too much of a chubber!

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  • Jaya's weight chart looks really funny though because she lost so much weight early on so it goes down to the 2nd centile, then shoots up to the 91st, then back down to the 50th!

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  • Her height chart just shows a steady growth up from the 25th to above the 75th centile!

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  • I took her to be weighed and measured on Wed and she's 72cm long, so still well above the 75th centile but only weighs 17 pounds which is below the 50th centile so she's long and lean!

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  • She's still on the 50th centile for weight and the 91st for height though.

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  • The doctor was lovely, and I have a frightening prescription for a topical treatment for vaginal vestibulitis, and lots of information on contraception, and Emer is still just above the 50th centile for weight and we're both doing very well indeed.

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  • Linnea was weighed fairly quickly and is now over 30lb which is, well, she's in the same 98th centile curve so there you go.

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