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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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  • A decade of remarkable innovation by the Royal Canadian Mint
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  • Decade in jail for vicious assault
    A 26-year-old man with a history of violence against women has been jailed for 10 years four months for assaults involving binding, choking, stabbing and sexual violation. Read more on this news related to 'Decade'
  • China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade
    BEIJING—China’s growth will slow sharply during the coming decade to 3.9% as its productivity nose dives and the country’s leaders fail to push through tough measures to remake the economy, according to a report expected to come out Monday. Foreign companies and investors could also expect “more hospitable” treatment from Communist Party and government o Read more on this news related to 'Decade'

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