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Meaning of decade

dec•ade

Pronunciation: (dek'ādBrit.also d&schwa&sylpkād'), [key]
— n.
  1. a period of ten years: the three decades from 1776 to 1806.
  2. a period of ten years beginning with a year whose last digit is zero: the decade of the 1980s.
  3. a group, set, or series of ten.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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