Decade meaning

dĕk'ād', dĕ-kād'
The definition of a decade is a period of 10 years.

An example of decade is 1990 to 2000.

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A group or series of ten.
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A series or group of ten things. [from 16th c.]

A decade of soldiers.

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A period of ten years.
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A group of ten.
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A period of ten years; esp., in the Gregorian calendar.
  • A ten-year period beginning with the year 1, as 1921-1930, 1931-1940, etc.
  • In common usage, a ten-year period beginning with a year 0, as 1920-1929, 1930-1939, etc.
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A division of the rosary consisting of one large bead and ten small beads.
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A period of ten years. [from 17th c.]
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(French history) In the French Revolutionary calendar, a group of ten days. [from 18th c.]
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(Roman Catholicism) A series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary.
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(physics, engineering) The interval between any two quantities having the ratio 10 to 1.

There are decades between 1.8 and 18, between 25 and 250 and between 0.03 and 0.003.

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Origin of decade

Middle English a group of ten from Old French from Late Latin decas decad- from Greek dekas from deka ten dekm̥ in Indo-European roots