decimation definition

  • noun:
    • The killing or destruction of a large part of a population.
    • A tithing.
    • A selection of every tenth individual by lot, in terms of discipline.
    • The development of a new sequence comprising only every nth component of the first sequence.
    • an electronic digital sign handling technique for reducing the quantity of samples in a discrete-time sign.
    • A tithing.
    • an array of every tenth person by good deal, as for discipline.
    • The destruction of every big proportion, by men and women by pestilence or war.
    • A tithing; especially, an income-tax of 10 %. levied from the Cavaliers by Cromwell.
    • A selection of every tenth by lot, as for discipline, etc.
    • The destruction of an excellent but long quantity or proportion of people, by an army or associated with the residents of a country; a heavy lack of life.
    • destroying or killing a big part of the population (literally every tenth person as selected by lot)

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