• (n.) A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment. • (n.) The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war. • (n.) A tithing.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/decimation/
.. to lose one tenth of one's military forces in battle or as punishment... Decimation is a terminology used in signal processing for the discarding of data in order to compact the data or to match the sampling rate to another data set. See also: Downsampling.Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/d/e/decimation/source.html
destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
In digital signal processing, decimation is the process of reducing the sampling rate of a signal. Complementary to interpolation, which increases sampling rate, it is a specific case of sample rate conversion in a multi-rate digital signal processing system. Decimation utilises filtering to mitigate aliasing distortion,...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimation_(signal_processing)
[ Latin decimatio
: confer French décimation
A tithing. [ Obsolete] State Trials (1630). 2.
A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment. Shak. 3.
The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by p...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/16
Decimation is the aelection of the tenth man of a corps of soldiers by lot for punishment, practised by the Romans. Sometimes every tenth man was executed; sometimes only one man of each company, the tenth in order. The term was later applied to the exaction or payment of a tithe or tax of one-tenth, particularly to the the tax imposed by Oliver Cr...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AD.HTM
destroying or killing a large part of the populationFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/310886
Form of capital punishment inflicted in the Roman army on units which had been guilty of insubordination, desertion during a battle, or mutiny. The guilty units were lined up and counted: every...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
- destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=decimation
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