decentralize |
to assign the powers and functions of (a central organization or service) to various local branches or entities. [2 definitions] |

deception |
the act of causing someone to believe an untruth, or the state of being so deceived. [2 definitions] |

deceptive |
able to or tending to deceive; misleading. |

decerebrate |
to separate the brain from the spinal cord of (a person or animal), as by surgery. [3 definitions] |

deci- |
one tenth. |

deciare |
a unit of area equal to ten square meters or 11.96 square yards. |

decibel |
a unit indicating the level of loudness of sound, relative to a standard level, or indicating relative differences in power levels of electrical signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of the two levels. (abbr.: dB) |

decide |
to arrive at a conclusion about or a settlement of; determine. [7 definitions] |

decided |
unquestionable. [2 definitions] |

decidua |
a mucous membrane that lines the uterus and is cast off at childbirth or during menstruation. |

deciduous |
of trees and shrubs, having leaves that drop off seasonally each year. (Cf. evergreen.) [3 definitions] |

decigram |
a unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram or 1.543 grains. |

decile |
in statistics, any of the values that divide a frequency distribution into ten groups of equal frequency, or any one of these groups. |

deciliter |
a unit of capacity equal to one tenth of a liter or 3.39 fluid ounces. |

decillion |
the number represented by the Arabic numeral 10^{33}. [2 definitions] |

decimal |
pertaining to the number ten or to tenths. [5 definitions] |

decimal classification |
a system of organizing books in libraries using numbers with decimals. |

decimal fraction |
a fraction whose denominator is some power of ten, indicated by a decimal point before the numerator, such as .7, equaling seven tenths, or .015, equaling fifteen thousandths. (Cf. common fraction.) |

decimal point |
a period placed before the numerator in a decimal fraction. |

decimal system |
a numbering or measuring system based on the number ten. [2 definitions] |

decimate |
to destroy a large part or number of. [2 definitions] |