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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decade  \Dec"ade\,  n.  [F.  d['e]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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decade 
  n  1:  a  period  of  10  years  [syn:  {decennary},  {decennium}] 
  2:  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  sum  of  nine  and  one  the 
  base  of  the  decimal  system  [syn:  {ten},  {10},  {X},  {tenner}] 




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