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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)

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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)
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