Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The ordinal number matching the number 70 in a series.
  • noun One of 70 equal parts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Next in order after the sixtyninth: an ordinal numeral.
  • Constituting or being one of seventy parts into which a whole may be divided.
  • noun One next in order after the sixty-ninth; the tenth after the sixtieth.
  • noun The quotient of unity divided by seventy; one of seventy equal parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One next in order after the sixty-ninth.
  • noun The quotient of a unit divided by seventy; one of seventy equal parts or fractions.
  • adjective Next in order after the sixty-ninth.
  • adjective Constituting or being one of seventy equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective The ordinal form of the number seventy.
  • noun The person or thing in the seventieth position.
  • noun One of seventy equal parts of a whole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective the ordinal number of seventy in counting order
  • noun position 70 in a countable series of things

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Examples

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