decennium

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From Latin decem ‎(ten) + annum ‎(year).

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decennium ‎(plural decenniums or decennia)

  1. A period of ten years.
    • 1998, soc.culture.netherlands, Usenet[1]:
      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.
    • 1996, soc.culture.usa, Usenet[2]:
      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).

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Although decade may be taken as any group of ten years, it is commonly restricted to the informal ten-year periods of the calendar whose last digits run from 0 to 9. Decennium &c. has no such restriction.

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decennium n ‎(plural decennia or decenniën, diminutive decenniumpje n)

  1. a period of ten years

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

decem ‎(ten) + annus ‎(year)

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decennium n ‎(genitive decenniī); second declension

  1. decennium; decade

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative decennium decennia
genitive decenniī decenniōrum
dative decenniō decenniīs
accusative decennium decennia
ablative decenniō decenniīs
vocative decennium decennia
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Swedish[edit]

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decennium n

  1. decade; a period of ten years

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