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dec·ade

decade

 
 
pronunciation:
de keId
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part of speech: noun
definition: a unit of time equal to ten years.
A man who is ninety has been alive for nine decades.During the decade of the 1930s, many families listened to radio shows in the evening.
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The word decade contains the following parts:
deca, dec, deci, deka Greek root that means ten, tenth
-ad, -ade Greek noun-forming suffix that means group (of a certain number indicated by the base)
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