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English Dictionary: decade by the DICT Development Group
2 results for decade
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a period of 10 years [syn: decade, decennary, decennium]
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
    Synonym(s): ten, 10, X, tenner, decade
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Decade \Dec"ade\, n. [F. d[82]cade, L. decas, -adis, fr. Gr.
      [?], fr. de`ka ten. See {Ten}.]
      A group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a
      decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of
      soldiers; the second decade of Livy. [Written also {decad}.]
               During this notable decade of years.      --Gladstone.
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