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English definition of “decade”

decade

noun [C]    /ˈdek·eɪd, deˈkeɪd/
a period of ten years: The economy is growing at its fastest rate this decade. Decades means a long time: They’re enjoying new popularity after decades of neglect.
(Definition of decade noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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