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A phonograph record designed to be played at 78 revolutions per minute.


1. a cardinal number, 70 plus 8.
2. a symbol for this number, as 78 or LXXVIII.


(ˈsɛv ən tiˈeɪt)

n., pl. 78s, 78's.
a type of shellac-based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seventy-eight - the cardinal number that is the sum of seventy and eight
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
2.seventy-eight - a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute
phonograph record, phonograph recording, disc, platter, record, disk - sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
Adj.1.seventy-eight - being eight more than seventyseventy-eight - being eight more than seventy  
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"


nAchtundsiebzig f; (= record)Achtundsiebziger(platte) f, → 78er-Platte f