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ninetiesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈnaɪn.tiz/ us   /ˈnaɪn.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 years old).
(Definition of nineties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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