decade

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a set of ten items or events

Electronics

  • An interval between two quantities or values, in which the ratio of one to the other is 10 to 1. An example is found in a decade box, where each section has a value equal to 10 times that of the previous section.
  • A series, or group, of ten. An example is found in a decade counter (2), whose display has ten values per section.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a period of ten years, especially one that begins with a year ending in 0
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