seventy-two

adjective
being two more than seventy
Syn: ↑72, ↑lxxii
Similar to: ↑cardinal

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: being one more than 71 in number

seventy-two years

— see number table
II. pronoun, plural in construction
: 72 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated

seventy-two are here

seventy-two were found

III. noun
1. : two and 70 : three times 24 : four times 18 : six times 12 : six dozen
2.
a. : 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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/sev"euhn tee tooh"/, n.
1. a cardinal number, 70 plus 2.
2. a symbol for this number, as 72 or LXXII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
adj.
4. amounting to 72 in number.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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