seventy-nine

adjective

Definition of seventy-nine

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 78 in number seventy-nine years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of seventy-nine (Entry 2 of 3)

: 79 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated seventy-nine are here seventy-nine were found

seventy-nine

noun
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Definition of seventy-nine (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : nine and 70
2a : 79 units or objects a total of seventy-nine
b : a group or set of 79
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 79
4 : the 79th in a set or series

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“Seventy-nine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seventy-nine. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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