how to pronounce percentile


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percentile is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of percentile in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 50th percentile income and you move at …”

meanings of percentile


  1. Any one of the hundred groups so divided.
  2. Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.

percentile frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word percentile occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics percentile can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that percentile can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to percentile


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