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Century vs. Decade

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Main Difference

The main difference between Century and Decade is that the Century is a unit of time lasting 100 years and Decade is a period of 10 years.

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  • Century (noun)

    A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.

  • Century (noun)

    A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.

  • Century (noun)

    A Centuriate Assembly.

  • Century (noun)

    A hundred things of the same kind; a hundred.

  • Century (noun)

    A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.

  • Century (noun)

    A race a hundred units (as meters, kilometres, miles) in length.

  • Century (noun)

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

  • Decade (noun)

    A series or group of ten entities. from 16th c.

    "a decade of soldiers"

  • Decade (noun)

    A historical period of the ten years in which the beginning year ended in "0" and the ending year ended in "9".

    "The 1960s was a turbulent decade."

  • Decade (noun)

    Any given period of ten years. from 17th c.

    "I haven't seen my cousin in over a decade!"

  • Decade (noun)

    In the French Revolutionary calendar, a group of ten days. from 18th c.

  • Decade (noun)

    A series of ten beads (or the prayers associated with them) in the rosary

  • Decade (noun)

    The interval between any two quantities having the ratio 10 to 1.

    "There are decades between 1.8 and 18, between 25 and 250 and between 0.03 and 0.003."

  • Decade (noun)

    Any of the sets of ten sequential braille characters with predictable patterns.

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  • Century (noun)

    A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.

  • Century (noun)

    A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.

  • Century (noun)

    A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.

  • Decade (noun)

    A group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy.

Webster Dictionary
  • Century (noun)

    100 years

  • Century (noun)

    ten 10s

  • Decade (noun)

    a period of 10 years

  • Decade (noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system

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