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“… history the decimation of the 15 worth …”

meanings of decimation


  1. The killing or destruction of any large portion of a population.
  2. A tithe or the act of tithing.
  3. (mathematics) The creation of a new sequence comprising only every nth element of a source sequence.
  4. A digital signal-processing technique for reducing the number of samples in a discrete-time signal; downsampling.
  5. The killing or punishment of every tenth person, usually by lot.

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