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To replace a high-resolution model with one of lower resolution but acceptably similar appearance
(Roman history) To kill one man chosen by lot out of every ten in a legion or other military group
To severely reduce; to destroy almost completely
To reduce anything by one in ten, or ten percent
To reduce to one-tenth
To exact a tithe, or tax of 10 percent
to destroy a measurable or large proportion of
{f} destroy a large part of
{v} to take the tenth, to tithe
To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease
kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
To decimate something such as a group of people or animals means to destroy a very large number of them. The pollution could decimate the river's thriving population of kingfishers
To kill one man chosen by lot out of every ten in a legion or other military group
To decimate a system or organization means to reduce its size and effectiveness greatly. a recession which decimated the nation's manufacturing industry. to destroy a large part of something (decimatus, past participle of decimare , from decem )
To take the tenth part of; to tithe
kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny
The killing or destruction of a large portion of a population
The creation of a new sequence comprising only every nth element of the original sequence
A digital signal processing technique for reducing the number of samples in a discrete-time signal
{n} the act of taking the tenth
past of decimate
third-person singular of decimate
present participle of decimate
{i} giving of a tenth, giving of a tithe (Archaic); total destruction; killing
A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment
destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)
The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war
A tithing