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nonagenarian

Line breaks: nona|gen¦ar¦ian
Pronunciation: /ˌnɒnədʒɪˈnɛːrɪən
 
, ˌnəʊn-/

Definition of nonagenarian in English:

noun

A person who is between 90 and 99 years old.
Example sentences
  • Kunkel and Perls believe that additional genetic analyses of nonagenarians and centenarians will lead to the identification of a few genes that confer longevity in humans.
  • Among the pieces on show were calligraphy and paintings by the 100-year-old master Chen Li-fu and by nonagenarians Chang Long-yien and Fu Chuan-fu, two living greats of the Chinese art scene.
  • During the evening a painting, a montage of 150 years of schooling by Badsey artist Michael Barnard, was unveiled by nonagenarians Molly Corbett and Fred Mason, the school's oldest ex-pupils present.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin nonagenarius (based on nonaginta 'ninety') + -an.

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