[sev-uh n-tee-too]


a cardinal number, 70 plus 2.
a symbol for this number, as 72 or LXXII.
a set of this many persons or things.


amounting to 72 in number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of seventy-two

  • Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.

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    The Race for the Ebola Vaccine

    Abby Haglage

    January 7, 2015

  • Seventy-two hours into his trip, and Breman had already stared the virus in the face.

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    The Original Ebola Hunter

    Abby Haglage

    September 14, 2014

  • Seventy-two percent are just fine with the Obama plan to end tax cuts for families earning more than $250,000.

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    America The Conflicted

    Howard Kurtz

    April 22, 2011

  • Seventy-two percent of Republicans are certain they will vote in November, compared to 49 percent of Democrats.

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    10 More Reasons Dems are Toast

    Mark McKinnon

    July 30, 2010

  • Seventy-two thousand other people were squatting on her crammed farm.

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    Terrorists Kidnap a Hero

    Eliza Griswold

    May 10, 2010

Historical Examples of seventy-two