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seventy-eight

[sev-uh n-tee-eyt]
noun
  1. a cardinal number, 70 plus 8.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 78 or LXXVIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
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adjective
  1. amounting to 78 in number.
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78

[sev-uh n-tee-eyt]
noun, plural 78s, 78's.
  1. an early type of shellac-based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute.
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Origin of 78

First recorded in 1950–55
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Contemporary Examples of seventy-eight

Historical Examples of seventy-eight

  • The lines of railway at that time, 1834, amounted to seventy-eight miles.

  • With a Bibliography and Seventy-eight Illustrations, crown 8vo, 9s.

    In the Forbidden Land

    Arnold Henry Savage Landor

  • It contained seventy-eight items, thirty-four of them passed.

    The Plum Tree

    David Graham Phillips

  • When day broke seventy-eight bitten dromedaries were counted.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • I shall live to see him in the saddle yet, though I am seventy-eight.

    The Patrician

    John Galsworthy