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noun [countable]     percentile pronunciation in British English
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  1. one of the 100 equal groups that a large number of people or things are divided into for comparing something such as test scores, height, salaries etc

    The doctor said Joy falls into the 50th percentile on the growth chart (=she grew more than 50 per cent of similar people).

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