Definitions

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  • proper noun Roman mythology One of the three Fates, or Parcae, daughter of Jupiter and Justitia; the measurer of the thread of life

Etymologies

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From Latin meaning "the tenth".

Examples

  • Ekos has the Conservatives seriously rebounding in Atlantic Canada, although Harris-Decima is 6 points off that for the Liberals.

    2008 Federal Election Poll Tracker: Day 25 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Ekos has the Conservatives seriously rebounding in Atlantic Canada, although Harris-Decima is 6 points off that for the Liberals.

    2008 October 03 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Decima -- may I call her Decima? "broke off Lucy, with a faltering tongue, as if she had done wrong.

    Verner's Pride

  • Karin and Jan might as well call her Decima, which was like the tenth, in Swedish.

    The Golden House

  • I might add that this sample is almost as large as that upon which a pollster such as Decima comes to conclusions on national party standings and voter preferences.

    BC Bloggers

  • And there also is a Roman legion called Decima, "the tenth.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • UPDATE: My indefatigable Liberal buddy Scott Tribe points out that another poll (Harris-Decima) shows the Libs and Cons neck-and-neck.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Before prorogation was even confirmed, a Harris Decima poll showed that half of the country cared enough about this arcane concept to have an opinion about it: and of that half, the tide was running against prorogation more than two to one.

    Frogs in a pot

  • My Liberal buddy Scott Tribe is gleeful about today's EKOS poll, which confirms the Decima poll earlier this week and makes the August 24 Ipsos-Reid poll look more and more like an outlier.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • To contrast: “A 2009 Harris/Decima poll found 82% of Canadians preferred their healthcare system to the one in the United States, more than ten times as many as the 8% stating a preference for a US-style health care system for Canada”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Just Wondering

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