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  • noun statistics Any of the two points that divide an ordered distribution into three parts, each containing a third of the population.
  • noun statistics Any one of the three groups so divided.

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  • In statistics, any of the two points that divide an ordered distribution into three parts, each containing a third of the population; or any one of the three groups so divided.

    August 15, 2008

  • Thanks WeirdNE... er, I mean, reesetee.

    ;)

    August 15, 2008

  • As Mr. Nash said:

    The tertile lives twixt plated decks

    That practically conceal its sex –

    Oops, sorry. Wrong word.

    August 15, 2008

  • *wraps his fertile turtle in a terry-towel and tootles off*

    August 15, 2008

  • Heehee. I'm not saying I understand that definition, c_b. I'm just quoting it.

    August 15, 2008

  • You know 'quartile' and 'percentile', right? 'Tertile' is analogous (if that helps).

    October 16, 2009