# Median vs. Tertile ## Median and Tertile Definitions

#### Median

Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.

#### Tertile

(statistics) Either of the two points that divide an ordered distribution into three parts, each containing a third of the population.

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(Anatomy) Of, relating to, or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial.

#### Tertile

(statistics) Any one of the three groups so divided.
The first tertile results include January through April's revenues.

#### Median

(Statistics) Relating to or constituting the middle value in a distribution.

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A median point, plane, line, or part.

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The dividing area, either paved or landscaped, between opposing lanes of traffic on some highways. Also called regionally boulevard, mall, median strip, meridian, neutral ground.

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(Statistics) The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.

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A line that joins a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.

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The line that joins the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezoid.

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A central vein or nerve, especially the median vein or median nerve running through the forearm and arm.

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(geometry) A line segment joining the vertex of triangle to the midpoint of the opposing side.

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(statistics) A number separating the higher half from the lower half of a data sample, population, or probability distribution. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one (e.g., the median of {3, 3, 5, 9, 11} is 5). If there is an even number of observations, then there is no single middle value; the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle values.

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(US) The area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic; the median strip.

#### Median

(anatomy) Situated in a middle, central, or intermediate part, section, or range of (something).

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In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb.

#### Median

(statistics) Having the median as its value.

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Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove.

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Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; - said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts.

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A median line or point.

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The value below which 50% of the cases fall

#### Median

Relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in an even-numbered set);
The median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20
The median income for the year was \$15,000

#### Median

Dividing an animal into right and left halves

#### Median

Relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle