[ UK /dˈɛsa‍ɪl/ ]
  1. (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores
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How To Use decile In A Sentence

  • In one study based on U.S. data, for example, people in the top decile of the income distribution averaged more than five points higher on a ten-point happiness scale than people in the bottom decile.
  • While the absolute wealth of the top decile is huge and growing their relative wealth is continuing to grow and that is the greatest prize of all. Matthew Yglesias » The Bonanza
  • Between 1986 and 1998, the families in the bottom five deciles went backwards in terms of real income.
  • The terms tercile, quartile, quintile and decile should refer to the percentiles which divide the distribution into 3, 4, 5, or 10 equal parts, respectively.
  • Based on my experience, among those who work, the bottom decile is putting in at least as many hours – and a lot more labor – than the top decile. cmholm says: Matthew Yglesias » Income and Distribution Comparisons
  • The bottom deciles all lost real income between 1982 and 1998.
  • Individuals who were in the lowest part of the income distribution for more than a decade face gasoline tax burdens nearly twice as high as the burden placed on the top decile of income.
  • While religious diversity loses a little luster among those with the highest levels of religiosity, they still endorse it overwhelmingly 74 percent of Americans in the top decile of religiosity see the good in religious diversity. American Grace
  • Patients were then stratified into cost deciles.
  • Within the top decile, the super - rich have left the merely well - off far behind.
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