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Century vs. Decade

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Centurynoun

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.

Decadenoun

A series or group of ten entities.

‘a decade of soldiers’;

Centurynoun

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.

Decadenoun

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.’;

Centurynoun

A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.

Decadenoun

Any given period of ten years.

‘I haven't seen my cousin in over a decade!’;

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Centurynoun

A hundred things of the same kind; a hundred.

Decadenoun

(history) In the French Revolutionary calendar, a group of ten days.

Centurynoun

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

Decadenoun

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

Centurynoun

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

Decadenoun

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.’;

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Centurynoun

A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

Decadenoun

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

Centurynoun

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

‘And on it said a century of prayers.’;

Decadenoun

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.

‘During this notable decade of years.’;

Centurynoun

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

Decadenoun

a period of 10 years

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Centurynoun

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

Decadenoun

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

Centurynoun

100 years

Decade

A decade is a period of 10 years. The word is derived (via French and Latin) from the Ancient Greek: δεκάς, romanized: dekas, which means a group of ten.

Centurynoun

ten 10s

Century

A century is a period of 100 years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages.

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