What does 1970s mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seventies, 1970s(noun)

    the decade from 1970 to 1979


  1. 1970s(Noun)

    The decade from 1970 to 1979. Also known as the '70s.


  1. 1970s

    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 Western world, social progressive values that began in the 1960s, such as increasing political awareness and political and economic liberty of women, continued to grow. The hippie culture, which started in the latter half of the 1960s, waned by the early 1970s and faded towards the middle part of the decade, which involved opposition to the Vietnam War, opposition to nuclear weapons, the advocacy of world peace, and hostility to the authority of government and big business. The environmentalist movement began to increase dramatically in this period. In the United Kingdom the 1979 elections resulted in the victory of its Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher. Industrialized countries, except Japan, experienced an economic recession due to an oil crisis caused by oil embargoes by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries. The crisis saw the first instance of stagflation which began a political and economic trend of the replacement of Keynesian economic theory with neoliberal economic theory, with the first neoliberal governments being created in Chile, where a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet took place in 1973.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word '1970s' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2848


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1970s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1970s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Guy Hands:

    What the small organisations were doing in the 1970s, 80s - I think that's the way to go, private equity needs to go back to the future.

  2. Ana Ilic:

    [Serbia] has a very long tradition of film making, back in the 1970s and 1980s, there were so many huge co-productions that were made here.

  3. Gustavo Arellano:

    Tostitos remains the biggest brand ... and it all started in the mid-1970s as a way to offer a more authentic alternative than Doritos, through clever marketing, they took over the tortilla chip business.

  4. Steve Brusatte:

    We read reports about a German geology student who in the 1970s found fragments of bone, but didn't know what to make of them, we went back to the site and found that there weren't just a few fragments, but a mass graveyard!

  5. Albert Rivera:

    People want profound changes but they also want to keep what is working, like the welfare system, a productive economy, the constitution or Europe and the euro, those who come to our political rallies are the people who made the transition to democracy in the 1970s and their children who want to preserve their legacy.

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