noun dek·an \ˈdekən\

Definition of dekan



  1. :  one of 36 equal subdivisions of the equatorial belt of the celestial sphere including the ecliptic and the stars contained in it —used in ancient Egyptian astronomy


\ˈdekənəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dekan

Greek dekanos, from deka ten; from the ten days of each subdivision — more at ten

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a trip made at another's expense

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