from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The astrological aspect of planets distant from each other by 72° or one fifth of the zodiac.
- n. Statistics The portion of a frequency distribution containing one fifth of the total sample.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the quantiles which divide an ordered sample population into five equally numerous subsets.
- n. A subset thus obtained.
- n. An aspect of planets that are distant from each other by one fifth of a zodiac (72°)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The aspect of planets when separated the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72°.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aspect of planets when they are distant from each other the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72°.
The lowest quintile is spending 14% more in 2005 than it was in 1985, the second quintile 16%, the third quintile 11%, the fourth 13%, and the top quintile is spending an additional 16%.
JT: If only the bottom quintile is benefited and the middle class stagnates, the median will not rise.
Forty percent of families filing for bankruptcy are in the second income quintile, which is above the poverty level but still struggling.
The 20% of stocks that had the highest P/Es, for example, were placed in the top P/E group called a quintile in statistical jargon, the next 60% in the middle group, the lowest 20% in the bottom group.
The Census report notes that the highest "quintile" or fifth of income-earners received 50.3 percent of all income last year, the bottom fifth receive only 3.4% ..
The latest data from the Congressional Budget Office show that in 2007, the top "quintile"
Each bar represents the percentage of people in that “quintile of religiosity”—intuitively, the slice of the population with that level of religiosity—who oppose abortion.
Among small caps, the high-beta quintile now includes more consumer-discretionary and energy stocks than five years ago.
The cheapest quintile of U.S. stock funds were more than twice as likely as the most expensive quintile to survive and beat their categories' average returns from 2006 to 2010, according to Morningstar.
Also, for reference, the lowest quintile by income (those households you reference here) vote at a staggeringly lower percentage than those from the higher income brackets ... 36% compared to 52%/59%/67%/63%.