decennial

adjective de·cen·ni·al \ di-ˈse-nē-əl \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of decennial

1 : consisting of or lasting for 10 years
2 : occurring or being done every 10 years
  • the decennial census

decennial

noun

decennially

play \-nē-ə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of decennial

circa 1656



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