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seventeenth

[sev-uh n-teenth] /ˈsɛv ənˈtinθ/
adjective
1.
next after the sixteenth; being the ordinal number for 17.
2.
being one of 17 equal parts.
noun
3.
a seventeenth part, especially of one (1/17).
4.
the seventeenth member of a series.
Origin of seventeenth
900
before 900; seventeen + -th2; replacing Middle English seventethe, Old English seofontēotha. (see seven, tithe)
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seventeenth

/ˈsɛvənˈtiːnθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the sixteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of seventeen: often written 17th
  2. (as noun): the ship docks on the seventeenth
noun
2.
  1. one of 17 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a seventeenth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 17 (1/17)
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Word Origin and History for seventeenth
adj.

c.1300, seventenþe, from seventeen + -th (1); replacing forms based on Old English seofonteoþa.

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