Meaning of “decade” in the English Dictionary

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"decade" in British English

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decadenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdek.eɪd/ /dekˈeɪd/ us /ˈdek.eɪd/ /dekˈeɪd/

B2 a period of ten years, especially a period such as 2010 to 2019

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(Definition of “decade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decade" in American English

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decadenoun [ C ]

us /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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)