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"nineties" in British English

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ninetiesnoun [plural]

uk   /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.the nineties the ​range of ​temperature between 90° and 99°: Today it's ​supposed to get very ​hot - ​maybe up into the nineties.B2 the decade (= ​period of ten ​years) between 90 and 99 in any ​century, usually 1990–1999: Bill Clinton was the US ​president in/during the nineties.
(Definition of nineties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ninetiesplural noun

(also 90s, 90’s)  us   /ˈnɑɪn·tiz/
the ​numbers 90 through 99: It’s ​expected to be in the nineties (= between 90° and 99°)tomorrow. Inflation was ​held in ​check in the nineties (= between 1990 and 1999). I ​know only two ​people in ​their nineties (= between 90 and 99 ​yearsold).
(Definition of nineties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nineties”
in Chinese (Simplified) 九十多岁(指90到99岁的时期), 九十年代…
in Chinese (Traditional) 九十多歲(指90到99歲的時期), 九十年代…
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