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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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2001) suggests that the greatest decadal scale oscillations in Pacific climate occurred around 1750, 1905, and 1947, implying that even larger but less frequent shifts may be a part of the PDO cycle.
The map of decadal difference of mean annual rain in UIB was prepared based on the methodology adopted by Mazharet.
O intuito e oferecer uma contribuicao aos estudos sobre a genese das chuvas na regiao, considerando a variabilidade pluviometrica decadal e multidecadal destacando a ODP como um fenomeno que auxilia na producao das chuvas no Estado nessas escalas temporais.
The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are associated with river flows across the continental United States (Tootle et al.
The average 1991-2000 decadal temperature was itself +0.
Table-3 depicts that the decadal growth rate of both the total food grain production (13.
Since the Atlantic Nino exerts an influence on the rainfall over the Tropics, where rain-fed agriculture is an important part of the economy, being able to predict its variability on seasonal to decadal timescales is key for decision-makers (Rodriguez-Fonseca et al.
Rather than reporting on very reliable, long term trends in temperature variation (on a decadal timescale), it appears the Daily Mail has selectively chosen 1997 and 2012 (individually two relatively warm and cool years respectively) from which to draw the simple conclusion that Earth''s climate has not warmed significantly over that period.
The decadal signal of SST in both areas indicates a regime shift in the SST towards warmer ocean surface.
Witnesses discussed NASA's implementation of recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences1 Planetary Science Decadal Survey, released in March 2011, which calls for a balanced mix of small, medium, and large missions.
The La NiEa has returned, and although it is not as strong as early last year, it is still expected to influence temperatures, (and) we expect 2012 to be slightly warmer than last year but not as warm as 2010," said Adam Scaife, head of Monthly to Decadal Forecasting at the Met Office.