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eighties

noun [plural] uk   /ˈeɪ.tiz/  us   /-t̬iz/
B2 A person's eighties are the period in which they are aged between 80 and 89: My grandmother is in her eighties.the eighties the range of temperature between 80° and 89°: The temperature is expected to be in the eighties tomorrow. B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 80 and 89 in any century, usually 1980–1989: Margaret Thatcher was the UK prime minister in/during the eighties.
Translations of “eighties”
in Chinese (Traditional) 八十多歲指80到89歲的時期…
in Chinese (Simplified) 八十多岁指80到89岁的时期…
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