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nineties

noun [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.
Translations of “nineties”
in Chinese (Traditional) 九十多歲(指90到99歲的時期), 九十年代…
in Chinese (Simplified) 九十多岁(指90到99岁的时期), 九十年代…
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