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>From Merriam-Webster dictionary
One entry found for decimate. 
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Main Entry: decimate 
Pronunciation: 'de-s&-"mAt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -mated; -mating
Etymology: Latin decimatus, past participle of decimare, from decimus tenth,
from decem ten
Date: 1660
1 : to select by lot and kill every tenth man of
2 : to exact a tax of 10 percent from <poor as a decimated Cavalier -- John
3 a : to reduce drastically especially in number <cholera decimated the
population> b : to destroy a large part of <firebombs decimated large
sections of the city>
- decimation /"de-s&-'mA-sh&n/ noun 
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I think you will find there is room for both uses
Modestly & Illiterately,

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Steve Greenbank [mailto:steve@gccl.fsbusiness.co.uk] 
Sent:   Tuesday, October 23, 2001 9:03 PM
To:     filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject:        Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Re: Hello, thanks, and

----- Original Message -----
From: "Austin Franklin" <darkroom@ix.netcom.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 11:56 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Re: Hello, thanks, and more.

> One of the new features of the upcoming release of Polacolor
> Insight is the
> ability to use one of several

> decimation


> techniques from nearest
> neighbor(lowest quality) to bicubic(highest quality also longer). Your
> choice would depend on use.
> David

>I'm very impressed!  Someone actually used the correct term for this!  Will
>the documentation actually use this term?

Strictly speaking decimation means remove 1 in 10 hence the "dec" so it's
definitely NOT the correct term even if some illiterate yank coined the

Personally I use down-sample (and up-sample for the reverse).


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