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decennial

[ dih-sen-ee-uhl ]

adjective

  1. of or for ten years.
  2. occurring every ten years.


noun

  1. a decennial anniversary.
  2. its celebration.

decennial

/ dɪˈsɛnɪəl /

adjective

  1. lasting for ten years
  2. occurring every ten years


noun

  1. a tenth anniversary or its celebration

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Derived Forms

  • deˈcennially, adverb

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Other Words From

  • de·cenni·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of decennial1

1650–60; < Latin decenni ( um ) a period of ten years ( decenn ( is ) decennary + -ium -ium ) + -al 1

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Example Sentences

It's a tale as old as congressional reapportionment — an incumbent must court new voters after the decennial shifting of district lines.

From Axios

Over the past four years, the decennial count was hit with funding shortages, partisan interference, legal battles and a pandemic that paralyzed it just as it was getting started, spawning new political and legal battles.

The bureau plans to release redistricting data from the 2020 decennial count all at once, unlike in past census years when data for different states was rolled out on different dates.

The 40-year Republican wave gave state-level Republicans huge sway over redistricting, the decennial process of redrawing state legislative and congressional maps.

The volumes of the decennial censuses contain the statistical records of the nation's growth and development.

The figures fluctuate more severely than these decennial averages show, and the progress has not been one of uniform increase.

In 1851 Lament, a Scotchman at Munich, found a decennial period in the daily range of magnetic declination.

Australian and Canadian observations both showed the decennial period in all three elements.

At first the settlement was called decennial, but in 1793 it was declared permanent for ever.

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