Decad to Deceive
(Dec"ad) n. A decade.
Averill was a decad and a half his elder.Tennyson.
(Dec"a*dal) a. Pertaining to ten; consisting of tens.
(Dec"ade) n. [F. décade, L. decas, -adis, fr. Gr. fr. de`ka ten. See Ten.] A group or division
of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the
second decade of Livy. [Written also decad.]
During this notable decade of years.Gladstone.
(De*ca"dence De*ca"den*cy) n. [LL. decadentia; L. de- + cadere to fall: cf. F. décadence.
See Decay.] A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. "The old castle, where the family lived in
their decadence." Sir W. Scott.
(De*ca"dent) a. Decaying; deteriorating.
(Dec"a*dist) n. A writer of a book divided into decades; as, Livy was a decadist. [R.]
(Dec"a*gon) n. [Pref. deca- + Gr. a corner or angle: cf. F. décagone.] (Geom.) A plane
figure having ten sides and ten angles; any figure having ten angles. A regular decagon is one that has
all its sides and angles equal.
(De*cag"o*nal) a. Pertaining to a decagon; having ten sides.
(Dec"a*gram, Dec"a*gramme) n. [F. décagramme; Gr. de`ka ten + F. gramme. See Gram.]
A weight of the metric system; ten grams, equal to about 154.32 grains avoirdupois.
(||Dec`a*gyn"i*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten + a woman, a female.] (Bot.) A Linnæan order
of plants characterized by having ten styles.
(Dec`a*gyn"i*an Dec*cag"y*nous) a. [Cf. F. décagyne.] (Bot.) Belonging to the Decagynia; having
(Dec`a*he"dral) a. Having ten sides.
(Dec`a*he"dron) n.; pl. E. Decahedrons L. Decahedra [Pref. deca- + Gr. 'e`dra a
seat, a base, fr. 'e`zesthai to sit: cf. F. décaèdre.] (Geom.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane
surfaces. [Written also, less correctly, decaedron.]
(De*cal`ci*fi*ca"tion) n. The removal of calcareous matter.
(De*cal"ci*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decalcified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Decalcifying.] To deprive of
calcareous matter; thus, to decalcify bones is to remove the stony part, and leave only the gelatin.
(De*cal`co*ma"ni*a De*cal`co*ma"nie) n. [F. décalcomanie.] The art or process of transferring
pictures and designs to china, glass, marble, etc., and permanently fixing them thereto.
(Dec"a*li`ter, Dec"a*li`tre) n. [F. décalitre; Gr. de`ka ten + F. litre. See Liter.] A measure of
capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of ten liters, equal to about 610.24 cubic inches, that is,
2.642 wine gallons.
(Dec"a*log) n. Decalogue.
(De*cal"o*gist) n. One who explains the decalogue. J. Gregory.