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Meaning of “seventies” in the English Dictionary

"seventies" in British English

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seventiesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈsev.ən.tiz/  us   /-t̬iz/
A person's seventies are the ​period in which they are ​aged between 70 and 79: He's very ​activeconsidering 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 ​platformshoes were ​fashionable in the seventies.
(Definition of seventies from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​yearsold). The seventies are the ​years between 1970 and 1979.
(Definition of seventies from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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