decade

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dec·ade / ˈdekād/ • n. 1. a period of ten years. ∎  a period of ten years beginning with a year ending in 0: the fourth decade of the nineteenth century.2. a set, series, or group of ten: DERIVATIVES: dec·a·dal / ˈdekədl/ adj.

decade

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decade group of ten, esp. of ten years. XV. — (O)F. décade — late L. decas, decad- — Gr. dekás, f. déka TEN. See -AD.

Decade

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Decade

an assemblage, group, set, or series of ten, usually, a period of ten years.

Examples: of caveats, 1679; of propositions, 1830; of soldiers; of years, 1605.