decadelong

adjective
de·​cade·​long | \ˈde-ˌkād-ˌlȯŋ \

Definition of decadelong 

: lasting a decade

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The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 Disclosure of the decadelong cheat by U.S. environmental authorities in 2015 swept away VW’s top managers and led to the company pleading guilty in 2016 to defrauding the U.S. government and consumers. William Boston, WSJ, "Volkswagen Fined $1.17 Billion in Germany in Emissions-Cheating Scandal," 13 June 2018 The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 One of the bands booked for Sunday is Mexican cult favorite Titan, which reunited in 2016 after a decadelong break, and was one of the highlights of Ruido 2017. Laura Emerick, chicagotribune.com, "Ruido Fest and its big, alt-Latin noise, is back," 20 June 2018 While the economy is improving, Fed officials want to ensure the nearly decadelong expansion doesn't overheat and turn into a recession. Alister Bull, chicagotribune.com, "Trump economic adviser Kudlow bucks tradition in urging Fed to hike rates 'very slowly'," 29 June 2018 But thanks to a decadelong boom in the real estate market and a change in the zoning code that allows taller houses, homeowners have embraced the overbuild with a vengeance. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "When trading up isn't an option, Philadelphia rowhouse owners build up | Inga Saffron," 21 June 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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