septuagenarian

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noun sep·tu·a·ge·nar·i·an \(ˌ)sep-ˌtü-ə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən, -ˌtyü-, -ˌchü-\

Definition of septuagenarian

  1. :  a person whose age is in the seventies

septuagenarian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of septuagenarian

Late Latin septuagenarius seventy years old, from Latin, of or containing seventy, from septuageni seventy each, from septuaginta


First Known Use: 1805


SEPTUAGENARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

septuagenarian

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noun sep·tu·a·ge·nar·i·an \(ˌ)sep-ˌtü-ə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən, -ˌtyü-, -ˌchü-\

Definition of septuagenarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is between 70 and 79 years old

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