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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decimation(noun)

    destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)


  1. decimation(Noun)

    The killing or destruction of a large portion of a population.

  2. decimation(Noun)

    A tithing.

  3. decimation(Noun)

    A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.

  4. decimation(Noun)

    The creation of a new sequence comprising only every nth element of the original sequence.

  5. decimation(Noun)

    A digital signal processing technique for reducing the number of samples in a discrete-time signal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decimation(noun)

    a tithing

  2. Decimation(noun)

    a selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment

  3. Decimation(noun)

    the destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war

  4. Origin: [L. decimatio: cf. F. dcimation.]


  1. Decimation

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decimation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decimation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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