eighties Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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eightiesnoun [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 ​primeminister in/during the eighties.
(Definition of eighties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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eightiesplural noun

(also 80s, 80’s)  us   /ˈeɪt̬·iz/
the ​numbers 80 through 89: The ​temperature is ​expected to be in the eighties (= between 80° and 89°)tomorrow. Ronald Reagan was ​president in the eighties (= between 1980 and 1989). My ​grandmother is in her eighties (= between 80 and 89 ​yearsold).
(Definition of eighties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “eighties”
in Chinese (Simplified) 八十多岁指80到89岁的时期…
in Chinese (Traditional) 八十多歲指80到89歲的時期…
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