DEC'ADE, n. [Gr., ten.] The sum or number of ten; an aggregate consisting of ten; as a decade of years; the decades of Livy.


DECA'DENCY, n. Decay.

DEC'AGON, n. [Gr., ten and corner.] In geometry, a plane figure having ten sides and ten angles.

DEC'AGRAM, n. [Gr., ten and a weight.] A French weight of ten grams, or 154 grains, 44 decimals, equal to 6 penny weights, and 10 grains, 44 decimals, equal to 5 grams, 63 decimals, avoirdupoise.

DEC'AGYN, n. [Gr., ten and female.] In botany, a plant having ten pistils.

DECAGYN'IAN, a. Having ten pistils.

DECAHE'DRAL, a. Having ten sides.

DECAHE'DRON, n. [Gr., ten and a base.] In geometry, a figure or body having ten sides.

DEC'ALITER, n. [Gr., ten and liter.] A French measure of capacity, containing ten liters, or 610.28 cubic inches, equal to two gallons and 64,44231 cubic inches.

DECAL'OGIST, n. One who explains the decalogue.

DEC'ALOGUE, n. dec'alog. [Gr., ten and speech.] The ten commandments or precepts given by God to Moses at mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.

DECAM'ETER, n. [Gr., ten and measure.] A French measure of length, consisting of ten meters, and equal to 393 English inches, and 71 decimals.

DECAMP', v.i. To remove or depart from a camp; to march off; as, the army decamped at six o'clock.

DECAMP'MENT, n. Departure from a camp; a marching off.

DEC'ANAL, a. Pertaining to a deanery.

DECAN'DER, n. [Gr., ten and a male.] In botany, a plant having ten stamens.