Decade

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Decade Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  • a period of 10 years

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  • a period of 10 years ,
  • the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system

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Decade Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A decade (pronounce: DEK-aid) is a period of 10 years. The word comes from the Ancient Greek word for ten: "deka". 10 decades make a century. Decades in the 20th century are normally called "the eighties" or "the nineties", and written "the 80s" or "the 90s". Decades in other centuries are written in full, e.g. "the 1890s".



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* In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that men know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is look at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home. - Dave Barry

* It is fun to be in the same decade with you. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

* Thirty-the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair. - F Scott


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  • Is the Eurozone falling into a lost decade?
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  • Zimmerman rates among Nats' players of decade
    It's hard to believe the Nationals have played 10 seasons. From Livan Hernandez to Ryan Zimmerman, the club has given its fans a lot to cheer about. Here are the Nationals' players of the decade by position, according to MLB.com. Read more on this news related to 'Decade'
  • US economy enjoys best growth in more than a decade
    The US economy is enjoying a period of sustained growth not seen in more than a decade, although public confidence in the economy continues to slide as wage and salary increases remain slow. Read more on this news related to 'Decade'

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