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1. a period of ten consecutive years
2. a group or series of ten



(1) A ten-day period. During the French Revolution, the week was replaced by the decade.

(2) A group of ten—in antiquity, a group of soldiers, for example.

(3) A ten-day period of time devoted to some social event or special occasion—for example, a decade of Ukrainian literature or a decade of Azerbaijani music.


A group or assembly of 10 units; for example, a decade counter counts 10 in one column, and a decade box inserts resistance quantities in multiples of powers of 10.
(science and technology)
The interval between any two quantities having the ratio of 10 to 1.
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The Decade seeks to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries which experts project will take the lives of 1.9 million people annually by 2020, a World Health Organisation statement said.
But there is another side to this decade which needs to be encompassed by a proper name.
Instead of judging a cricketer as a player of the decade, it would have been ideal to name the best batsman, bowler, or allrounder of the decade.
Harvest results showed there was a significant yield gain with each new decade with the biggest increase, 47 bushels per acre, in the current decade.
Internally, the past decade was about transforming MTNA into what it needed to be in terms of accountability to the members and fidelity to its mission.
From the '50s through the next four decades or so, the conventional approach to managing cash--the most basic form of liquidity--was through actively-traded portfolios.
Barcelona's current population is approximately 1.6 million, growing by nearly 200 per cent in the past century and by about 6 per cent in the last decade alone.
In the February edition of LATIN TRADE, we published a list of female executives--selected by the region's best management recruiters--who should be CEOs within a decade. Due to an editing error, we neglected to mention the help we got in the selection process from Macaya & Suarez Battan Asesores in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.
Compared with the upheaval and white-hot transformation of the '60s, the decade Garry Marshall built always seemed petty, small, ridiculous.
It would take at least two decades before India could improve its infrastructure to China's present-day level.