Nonagenarian meaning

nŏnə-jə-nârē-ən, nōnə-
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A person 90 years old or between 90 and 100 years old.
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A nonagenarian person.
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90 years old, or between the ages of 90 and 100
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One who is between the age of 90 and 99, inclusive. One who is in his or her tenth decade.
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Being between the age of 90 and 99, inclusive. In one's tenth decade.
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Of or relating to a nonagenarian.
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Origin of nonagenarian

  • From Latin nōnāgēnārius from nōnāgēnī ninety each from nōnāgintā ninety nōnus ninth nona– -gintā ten times dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nōnāgÄ“nārius (“of the number ninety") (from nonageni (“ninety each"), from nonaginta (“ninety"), from nona- (akin to novem (“nine")) + -ginta (akin to viginti (“twenty")), + -arius) +"Ž -an

    From Wiktionary