• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ninety being ten more than eighty
    • n ninety the cardinal number that is the product of ten and nine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button
    • Ninety A symbol representing ninety units, as 90 or xc.
    • a Ninety Nine times ten; eighty-nine and one more; as, ninety men.
    • Ninety The sum of nine times ten; the number greater by a unit than eighty-nine; ninety units or objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida
    • ninety Nine times ten; one more than eighty-nine, or ten less than a hundred: a cardinal numeral.
    • n ninety The sum of ten nines, or nine tens; nine times ten.
    • n ninety A symbol representing ninety units, as 90, or XC, or xc.
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  • Lou Holtz
    “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
  • Edward Gardner
    Edward Gardner
    “If we would just support each other -- that's ninety percent of the problem.”
  • George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver
    “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Management by objective works -- if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you see ninety-nine people running one way and three going the opposite, don't be too quick to join the majority.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Nine, and cf. Forty


In literature:

It was a blustering winter day in December, Seventeen Hundred Ninety-one, when his burial occurred.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
I am going to offer this man Welborn ninety dollars for your note.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Old Unlucky Thirteen covers ninety days which I consider the most dismal ninety days of my life.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Ninety years ago in Russia iron was dearer than bread, and the peasants used wooden plough-shares and left their horses unshod.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
That eighty to ninety per cent of all women who use this method can be carried through a practically painless labor.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
At one time they numbered ninety thousand.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Meanwhile, in the early nineties, from the Conservative and Republican extremes respectively had been detached two new party groups.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
In my ninety-nine now.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
In favorable seasons, the crop is perfected in about ninety days.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The dynasty thus established lasted for four generations and for the space of ninety years.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
You can't run a government of ninety millions of people on sentiment, nor on abstract ideas of justice and right.
"Theft" by Jack London
The distance covered between Teheran and Kum was twenty-four farsakhs, or ninety-six miles.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Let the nine hundred and ninety-nine thousandths of a man's life take possession of the one thousandth part of him.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
No sooner had Tarleton checked the inroads of Marion in the east than he was summoned westwards to protect Ninety-six from Sumter.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
A sack was made of buffalo skin, with the hair on the outside, which would hold about ninety pounds of meat.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
No war to cut it down, contagious diseases at a minimum, average life-expectancy up to ninety years or better.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
But there are eight iron-clad gun-boats and ninety sail at Beaufort, North Carolina, and, it is reported, 52,000 men.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Of the militia, a major, two captains, and over ninety others died.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
In this town house, Uncle Porter passed away aged he thought ninety-seven.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
There were sixty naval vessels and the rest were ninety transports under command of Gen. B. F. Butler.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews

In poetry:

You would understand, had you
Conned between the lines; instead
History was a war or two
And ninety hundred million dad.
"Lines To E. A." by Benjamin Musser
Throughout the year of ninety—
If lovers still we be;
Let's have that love that warms both hearts
And let our minds be free.
"New Year's Greeting" by Frank Barbour Coffin
When I was gay, when I was gay-
It's ninety years and nine!-
Oh, never I thought that Death could lay
His terrible hand in mine.
"Liebestod" by Dorothy Parker
Rose a nurse of ninety years,
Set his child upon her knee—
Like summer tempest came her tears—
'Sweet my child, I live for thee.'
"The Princess (part 5)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Rose a nurse of ninety years,
Set his child upon her knee—
Like summer tempest came her tears—
"Sweet my child, I live for thee."
"The Princess: A Medley: Home they Brought her Warrior Dead" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Rose a nurse of ninety years,
Set his child upon her knee—
Like summer tempest came her tears—
‘Sweet my child, I live for thee.’
"Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Ninety-Nine Years Old … And Counting Cat Tales.
Ninety-Nine Days And Counting.
Ninety minutes before the start of the campaign rally, traffic on eastbound I-64 had already backed up five miles to I-81 in Staunton.
Ninety years after it was covered up by a building, a "ghost sign" for a 1922 movie has reappeared at Granville and Robson.
The few remaining Second Vatican Council Fathers alive today are in their nineties, and their able theological experts—the periti—not far behind.
Ninety visitors to the Bronx Zoo were stranded on a tram over a tiger enclosure for more than two hours yesterday, the police said.
Ninety-eight-year-old Marguerite Cook, Miss January in fundraising calendar for affordable housing in Peterborough.
Ninety-five percent of students are already employed when they first enroll.
Ninety thousand tons of Illinois River sediment is on the way to Chicago for the creation of a new park.
(AP) — Ninety thousand tons of Illinois River sediment is on the way to Chicago for the creation of a new park.
Ninety people who have outstanding warrants against them are being given the chance to turn themselves in to avoid possibly more severe penalties in the future.
So his home clocks in at a cool ninety-six square feet .
Ninety percent of vision care is administered through stand-alone vision plans, which benefit 100 million people nationwide.
Just as Austin is the Dallas of the nineties—a booming cultural icon bordering on cliché— Austin Stories may be the Dallas of the nineties.
There's an old maxim from the nineties that goes something like this: "If at first you don't succeed, keep layering".

In science:

One can trivially convince oneself of this fact; the Kontsevich integral of the U-shaped unknot is non trivial, it is commonly denoted ν −1 , whereas the Kontsevich integral of the same unknot rotated sideways by ninety degrees is trivial.
A Stringy Generalization of the Kontsevich Integral
The study of percolation processes on infinite graphs other than Zd , started basically in the early nineties, and has been focused essentially on nonamenable graphs (see e.g. and reference therein) and transitive graphs.
Percolation on infinite graphs and isoperimetric inequalities
The parallel machines era in the nineties demanded breakthroughs in the field of implicit solvers with domain decomposition methods.
Sophie, an FDTD code on the way to multicore, getting rid of the memory bandwidth bottleneck better using cache
The random average [ ]av is taken over ninety samples throughout the present study.
Numerical Analysis of the Bond-Random Antiferromagnetic S=1 Heisenberg Chain
The average time spanned by our data was ∼1130 days with an average of ninety 24 min observations per pulsar.
Millisecond Pulsar Velocities
Ninety two percent of the muons contained in the detector will decay, and they will be relatively easily identified by the presence of a second track.
MiniBooNE: the Booster Neutrino Experiment
Since the early nineties, due to the network of interferometric gravitational wave detectors in construction, there has been renewed interest in predicting waveforms for strong sources of gravitational waves such as black hole collisions.
Gauge invariant perturbations of Schwarzschild black holes in horizon-penetrating coordinates
There are almost ninety papers with a self-citation rate of 30% or more and many of these have ten or more citations.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
In the early nineties a general scheme for the construction of wavelets (of real argument) was developed.
$p$-Adic multiresolution analyses
One observes further that nuclear fission energy has been stagnating for about ten years and that its relative share in the worldwide electric energy production has decreased from about 18% during the nineties to only 13.8% .
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
The additional axis which is used for the reflection is only spanned at ninety degrees and not as a mirror at 180 degrees.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
From a historical point of view, it should be noticed that such a discrepancy between different theoretical results for ΓD already existed in the early nineties 63,66,65 .
Muon Capture on Deuteron and 3He: A Personal Review
The targeted test framework is an optimized combination of virtual platform and real hardware computer (e.g. ninety percent on virtual platform have been achieved on the early deployments).
Airborne software tests on a fully virtual platform
Over ninety cyclic codes of this paper should be used to update the current database of tables of best linear codes known.
Cyclic Codes from Dickson Polynomials
Since the nineties, planetary dynamics was drastically improved thanks to the numerous space missions orbiting planets and very accurately tracked by radio and VLBI observations.
Planetary ephemerides and gravity tests in the solar system