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nineties

noun [plural]     /ˈnaɪn.tiz/ US  /-t̬iz/
B2 A person's nineties are the period in which they are aged between 90 and 99: She was well into her nineties when she died .Describing age and birthdays the nineties the range of temperature between 90° and 99°: Today it's supposed to get very hot - maybe up into the nineties.Measurements of temperature B2 the decade (= period of ten years ) between 90 and 99 in any century , usually 1990–1999: Bill Clinton was US president in/during the nineties.Decades, centuries and the millennium
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