decadenoun [ C ]uk /ˈdek.eɪd/ /dekˈeɪd/ us /ˈdek.eɪd/ /dekˈeɪd/
- Air traffic has increased 30% in the last decade.
- They predict that a large earthquake will strike the east coast before the end of the decade.
- Environmental awareness has increased dramatically over the past decade.
- Her acting career spanned almost six decades.
- India attained independence in 1947, after decades of struggle.
Examples from literature
- Over the next decade, jet planes got bigger and faster.
- The success of Strauss’s tires was made possible because of all the improvements to rubber tires that had been made during the previous decade.
- In the earlier years of the fourth decade of the century, however, a change came over a considerable section of the movement.
- In this book he intends to hazard certain forecasts about the trend of events in the next decade or so.
- The literature of the English language has not all been written in the present decade nor in the last century.
- The next decade was largely one of the settlement of new territory, and by its close the pendulum seemed to have swung decidedly backward.
- What the scientist had foretold, became evident to all eyes two decades later.