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In a data set, the value that half the data points fall below and half the data points fall above. It is used along with the mean; it is not as influenced by extreme values as the mean.
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The middle number of a series. See also mean, which includes examples.

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In this study, the 50th percentile of the mean daily maximum temperature from June to September for the past 10 years was used as the mean daily maximum temperature for these months.
After genetic testing, a trial with high-dose rGH treatment at a dose 0.06 mg/kg/day was started due to extremely severe dwarfism which resulted in incremental growth of 1.5 cm per 6 months of treatment (Figure 1(e)) with a subsequent increase of IGF-1 level (318.8 ng/ml, between the 50th and 90th percentile) after 3 months of treatment and 151 ng/ml (between the 10th and 50th percentile) after 6 months of treatment accordingly.
Specifically, we evaluated the effect of changing: the degree of piecewise polynomials for the mean temperature B-spline (2-5), the degrees of freedom for the natural cubic spline of day in season (1-8 df/y), the single knot placement for the mean temperature B-spline (from the 75th percentile to the 65th-85th percentiles); the reference temperature (from the 50th percentile to the 40th-60th percentiles), the number of lag days (from 0-21 d), and the number of internal knots for the mean temperature B-spline (1-4 knots).
(2) Mean speed, 50th percentile speed, and 85th percentile speed of the vehicles are reduced to 18%, 19%, and 22%, respectively, by message transmission.
(9) I jointly measure this internal distribution by three characteristics: median (50th percentile) population density, the increase from the log of 50th percentile density to the log of 95th percentile density, and the increase from the log of 95th percentile density to the log of 99th percentile density.
The 50th percentile is the value that is the midpoint of the range of values reported for that variable (also referred to as the median).
Now (is it possible?) 6 months after starting the risperidone and lithium, he returns to the office in the 50th percentile for weight and remains in the 75th percentile for height.
Table 1 presents estimates of the levels of these benefits at three points in the wage distribution--the 10th percentile, the 50th percentile (the median), and the 90th percentile.
Change is the only dimension for which results fall between the 20th and 50th percentile, while for other dimensions results fall below the 20th percentile, suggesting the need for immediate corrective action.
Under these new arrangements, which are effective immediately for 2015, the outside directors' 2015 total direct compensation has been reduced to the 50th percentile of Rovi's peer group.