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destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)
The killing or destruction of a large portion of a population.
A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.
The creation of a new sequence comprising only every nth element of the original sequence.
A digital signal processing technique for reducing the number of samples in a discrete-time signal.
a selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment
the destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war
Origin: [L. decimatio: cf. F. dcimation.]
Decimation is a storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. spinning off from the House of M limited series. The storyline focuses on the ramifications of the Scarlet Witch stripping nearly all of the mutant population of their powers, thereby reducing a society of millions to one of scant hundreds. This event, which occurred on November 2 according to X-Men #191, is known as "M-Day" in the Marvel Universe.
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