seventy-two

adjective

Definition of seventy-two

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 71 in number seventy-two years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of seventy-two (Entry 2 of 3)

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

seventy-two

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Definition of seventy-two (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : two and 70 : three times 24 : four times 18 : six times 12 : six dozen
2a : 72 units or objects a total of seventy-two
b : a group or set of 72
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 72
4 : the 72d in a set or series

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“Seventy-two.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seventy-two. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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