Meaning of “seventies” in the English Dictionary

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"seventies" in British English

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seventiesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈsev.ən.tiz/ us /ˈsev.ən.t̬iz/

A person's seventies are the period in which they are aged between 70 and 79:

He's very active considering he's in his seventies.
the seventies

the range of temperature between 70° and 79°:

The temperature is expected to reach the seventies tomorrow.

B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 70 and 79 in any century, usually 1970–1979:

Flared trousers and platform shoes were fashionable in the seventies.

(Definition of “seventies” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seventies" in American English

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seventiesplural noun

also 70s, 70’s us /ˈsev·ən·tiz/

the numbers 70 to 79:

The temperature was in the seventies (= between 70° and 79°).
Ginny must be in her seventies (= between 70 and 79 years old).

The seventies are the years between 1970 and 1979.

(Definition of “seventies” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)