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The top quartile of income earners pay the vast preponderance of income taxes.
  statistics:  any of four equally sized groupings of an ordered distribution of values (such as test scores from lowest to highest divided at three points)
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quartile quartiles
Strongly Associated with:   decile, quintile
When looking at colleges, standardized test scores are often shown for the middle two quartiles; i.e., students who have a score higher than the bottom 25% of accepted students and lower than the top 25%.
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  • The top quartile of income earners pay the vast preponderance of income taxes.
  • Your Conversion Rate and Retail Raw were in the top quartile.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • For one course I taught, I’d had students assess each other in the same way, but only let them know the quartile in which they ranked.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He saw the data ranking him in the bottom quartile and remained unfazed.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture

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  • So in his mind, that meant he was almost in the next higher quartile.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
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Associated words [difficulty]:   quartile [8]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Engineering, Personal Finance, Human Behavior
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