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Meaning of DECAY

Pronunciation:  di'key

Matching Terms:  deca-, decacerata, decachord, decad, decadal, decade, decadence, decadency, decadent, decadist, decadron, decaf, decaffeinated coffee, decagon, decagonal, decagram, decagynia, decagynian, decahedral, decahedron, decal, decalcification, decalcify, decalcomania, decalescence, decaliter, decalitre, decalog, decalogist, decalogue, decameron, decameter, decametre, decamp, decampment, decanal, decandria, decandrian, decane, decanedioic acid, decangular, decani, decanoic acid, decant, decantate, decantation, decanter, decapeptyl, decaphyllous, decapitate, decapitated, decapitation, decapod, decapod crustacean, decapoda, decapolis, decapterus, decapterus macarellus, decapterus punctatus, decarbonate, decarbonise, decarbonization, decarbonize, decarbonizer, decarboxylase, decarboxylate, decarboxylation, decarburise, decarburization, decarburize, decard, decardinalize, decastere, decastich, decastyle, decasyllabic, decasyllable, decatenation, decathlon, decatoic, decatur, decayable, decayed, decayer

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[Nuclear physics] An automatic conversion which is applied to most array-valued expressions in c; they "decay into" pointer-valued expressions pointing to the array's first element. This term is not used in the official standard for the language.

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