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# Tertile vs. Quartile

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Tertilenoun

(statistics) Either of the two points that divide an ordered distribution into three parts, each containing a third of the population.

Quartilenoun

(statistics) Any of the three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts, each containing a quarter of the population.

Tertilenoun

(statistics) Any one of the three groups so divided.

‘The first tertile results include January through April's revenues.’;

Quartilenoun

(statistics) Any one of the four groups so divided.

‘This school is ranked in the first quartile.’;

Quartilenoun

Quartilenoun

(statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores

Quartilenoun

each of four equal groups into which a population can be divided according to the distribution of values of a particular variable

‘in the highest quartile, the mean age was 72’;

Quartilenoun

each of the three values of the random variable which divide a population into quartiles.

Quartile

In statistics, a quartile is a type of quantile which divides the number of data points into four parts, or quarters, of more-or-less equal size. The data must be ordered from smallest to largest to compute quartiles; as such, quartiles are a form of order statistic.