Decennial
Decennial De*cen"ni*al, a. [See {Decennary}.] Consisting of ten years; happening every ten years; as, a decennial period; decennial games. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

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  • Decennial — De*cen ni*al, n. A tenth year or tenth anniversary. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decennial — 1680s, from L. decennium, from decennis of 10 years, from decem ten (see TEN (Cf. ten)) + annus year (see ANNUAL (Cf. annual)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • decennial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for or recurring every ten years. ORIGIN from Latin decem ten + annus year …   English terms dictionary

  • decennial — [dē sen′ē əl] adj. [< L decennium (see DECENNIUM) + AL] 1. happening every ten years 2. lasting ten years n. ☆ a tenth anniversary or its commemoration decennially adv …   English World dictionary

  • decennial — adjective Date: circa 1656 1. consisting of or lasting for 10 years 2. occurring or being done every 10 years < the decennial census > • decennial noun • decennially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decennial — decennially, adv. /di sen ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or for ten years. 2. occurring every ten years. n. 3. a decennial anniversary. 4. its celebration. [1650 60; < L decenni(um) a period of ten years (decenn(is) DECENNARY + ium IUM) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • decennial — adj. Decennial is used with these nouns: ↑census …   Collocations dictionary

  • decennial — de•cen•ni•al [[t]dɪˈsɛn i əl[/t]] adj. 1) of or for ten years 2) occurring every ten years 3) a decennial anniversary 4) its celebration • Etymology: 1650–60 de•cen′ni•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • decennial — /dəˈsɛniəl/ (say duh seneeuhl) adjective 1. of or for ten years. 2. occurring every ten years. –noun 3. a decennial anniversary. 4. its celebration. –decennially, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • decennial —   a. occurring every ten years; consisting of ten years; n. tenth anniversary.    ♦ decennary, a. decennial; n. decennium.    ♦ decennium, n. (pl. ia) period of ten years …   Dictionary of difficult words

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