Dekade

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Etymology[edit]

From French décade (period of ten days or years), from Latin decas, from Ancient Greek δεκάς (dekás). In contemporary French décennie is standard for “ten years, decade”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deˈkaːdə/
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  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Noun[edit]

Dekade f (genitive Dekade, plural Dekaden)

  1. (somewhat learned) ten days; a third of a month
    Die erste Junidekade war von ungewöhnlichen starken Regenfällen geprägt.
    The first ten days of June were characterised by unusually strong rainfall.
  2. (rare) decade (ten years)
    Synonyms: Jahrzehnt (usual), Dezennium (also rare)
    Coordinate terms: Jahrhundert, Jahrtausend, Millennium

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