decennial

[ dih-sen-ee-uhl ]
/ dɪˈsɛn i əl /

adjective

of or for ten years.
occurring every ten years.

noun

a decennial anniversary.
its celebration.

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Origin of decennial

1650–60; <Latin decenni(um) a period of ten years (decenn(is) decennary + -ium-ium) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM decennial

de·cen·ni·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for decennial

decennial
/ (dɪˈsɛnɪəl) /

adjective

lasting for ten years
occurring every ten years

noun

a tenth anniversary or its celebration

Derived forms of decennial

decennially, adverb
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