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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  • Joe Maddon ends decade-long Rays tenure
    Joe Maddon, who led Tampa Bay Rays to a World Series berth in 2008, has stepped down after almost a decade at the helm, the Major League Baseball club said. The long-time manager's exit came after Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. The 60-year-old presided over the Rays during their most successful period in the franchise's 17-year history Read more on this news related to 'Decade'
  • Baseball - Maddon ends decade-long Rays tenure
    - Joe Maddon, who led Tampa Bay Rays to a World Series berth in 2008, has stepped down after almost a decade at the helm, the Major League Baseball club said Friday. Read more on this news related to 'Decade'
  • Decade-long disappearance still a mystery
    A NSW woman hasn't been seen since 2000 and her disappearance remains a mystery, with police fearing she has been murdered. Read more on this news related to 'Decade'

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