  # Fractile vs. Percentile — What's the Difference? ## Compare with Definitions

#### Fractile

(statistics) The value of a distribution for which some fraction of the sample lies below.
The q-quantile is the same as the (1/q)-fractile.
The median is the .5-fractile.
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#### Percentile

In statistics, a percentile (or a centile) is a score below which a given percentage of scores in its frequency distribution falls (exclusive definition) or a score at or below which a given percentage falls (inclusive definition). For example, the 50th percentile (the median) is the score below which (exclusive) or at or below which (inclusive) 50% of the scores in the distribution may be found.
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#### Fractile

Describing the quality of a sedimentary stone as it relates to the sediments to cohesively bond without fracturing.
A stone with a low fractile strength lacks tensile strength and will crack or crumble under stress or pressure.
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#### Percentile

Each of the 100 equal groups into which a population can be divided according to the distribution of values of a particular variable.
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#### Percentile

Any of the groups that result when a frequency distribution is divided into 100 groups of equal size.
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#### Percentile

Any of the values that separate each of these groups.
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#### Percentile

(statistics) Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.
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#### Percentile

(statistics) Any one of the hundred groups so divided.
He is highly intelligent – he has an IQ in the top percentile.
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#### Percentile

(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
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