Share this entry

centile Line breaks: cen|tile
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntʌɪl/

Definition of centile in English:


Another term for percentile.
Example sentences
  • Children with failure to thrive are identified by a fall across two centile channels or a fall below the second centile for at least three months.
  • To test the effect of compliance with treatment we replaced the number of sessions attended for one treatment by the 10th centile of its distribution and the other by the 90th centile of its distribution, and vice versa.
  • His height was on the second centile, below that predicted from parental heights.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources