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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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  • Climate models disagree on why temperature 'wiggles' occur
    Most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth's atmosphere warms. They also provide inconsistent explanations of why these wiggles occur in the first place, a new study finds. These inconsistencies may undermine the models' reliability for projecting the short-term pace a Read more on this news related to 'Decade'
  • Decline By Design: Why Google’s Head Fake Should Make You Nervous
    For the first time in over a decade, Google appears to be showing signs of weakness. In the past year, their stock dropped from all time highs of over $600 down to the high $400’s. Search market share is dipping. Desktop search is on the decline. +Plus was a bust. Glass may very well be […] The post Decline By Design: Why Google’s Head Fake Should Make You N Read more on this news related to 'Decade'
  • 200 million people moved to cities in East Asia in decade
    Almost 200 million people in East Asia moved to urban areas in the decade to 2010, the World Bank said on Monday, creating a massive challenge to the region's planners. About 36 percent of people in the region -- which under the World Bank's definition includes Northeast and Southeast Asia -- were living in urban areas as of 2010, up from 29 percent ten ye Read more on this news related to 'Decade'

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