1970s meaning

  • The 1970s, pronounced "the Nineteen Seventies", refers to a decade within the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1970, and ended on December 31, 1979.
  • In the 21st century historians have increasingly portrayed the decade as a "pivot of change" in world history focusing especially on the economic upheavals.
  • Novelist Tom Wolfe coined the term "'Me' decade" in his essay "The 'Me' Decade and the Third Great Awakening", published by New York magazine in August 1976 referring to the 1970s.
  • In Asia, affairs regarding the People's Republic of China changed significantly following the recognition of the PRC by the United Nations, the death of Mao Zedong and the beginning of market liberalization by Mao's successors.

    Definition of 1970s in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. The decade beginning in 1970 and ending in 1979.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore 1970sSUPmost 1970s
      1. Designating of anything that evolved, occurred, or was popular in this decade.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • However, during the 1950s through to the 1970s the removal of the partition forming part of the enclosure to the box bed recesses to increase the size of rooms was common.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Sandra used to be a regular club-goer with her husband and two young sons in the 1970s.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Pluralia tantum

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en 70s
          2. en 1770s
          3. en 1870s
          4. en 1070s
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of 1970s for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "1970s" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a pluralia tantum.
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