# Percentile vs Centile - What's the difference?

percentile | centile |

## As nouns the difference between percentile and centile

is that percentile is (statistics) any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population while centile is shortened form of percentile .

# percentile

## English

(wikipedia percentile)

### Noun

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

* percentile rank

#### Coordinate terms

* quantile ** centile/percentile ** vigintile ** duodecile ** decile ** nonile ** octile ** septile ** sextile ** quintile ** quartile ** tercile/tertile

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# centile

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• Shortened form of percentile .
• #### Coordinate terms

*quantile **centile/percentile **vigintile **duodecile **decile **nonile **octile **septile **sextile **quintile **quartile **tercile/tertile