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Dictionary Definition

decennium n : a period of 10 years [syn: decade, decennary] [also: decennia (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From decem ten annum year

Noun

  1. a period of ten years
    quotations:
    • 1998:"G.B. still has to cope with the heritage of approx. 20 years of consecutive Conservative reigns, just as you guys are getting your act together after almost a decennium of Enlightened Ronnie. " — [http://groups.google.com./group/soc.culture.netherlands/msg/016a12814629ba81]
    • 1996:" Christian leaders refused even to *look* through Galileo's telescope (as a matter of fact, the Vatican cleared Galileo's name only as late as in the previous decennium)." — [http://groups.google.com./group/soc.culture.usa/msg/349c19c9a5ca84fd]

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Dutch

Noun

decennium
  1. a period of ten years

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Noun

  1. decade; a period of ten years

Extensive Definition

This is a list of decades in history, including links to corresponding articles with more information about them.
During the twentieth century, it became common to separate individual decades as historical entities in themselves. Particular trends, styles, and attitudes would be associated with and define different decades of the century, and thus the names of the decades themselves have come to be synonymous with them.
decennium in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Lista de decennios
decennium in Hungarian: Évtized
decennium in Malay (macrolanguage): Senarai dekad
decennium in Dutch: Decennia
decennium in Dutch Low Saxon: Decennia
decennium in Simple English: List of decades
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