seventeenth

[ sev-uh n-teenth ]
/ ˈsɛv ənˈtinθ /
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adjective

next after the sixteenth; being the ordinal number for 17.
being one of 17 equal parts.

noun

a seventeenth part, especially of one (1/17).
the seventeenth member of a series.

Origin of seventeenth

before 900; seventeen + -th2; replacing Middle English seventethe, Old English seofontēotha. (see seven, tithe)
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British Dictionary definitions for seventeenth

seventeenth

/ (ˈsɛvənˈtiːnθ) /

adjective

(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

  1. one of 17 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a seventeenth part
the fraction equal to one divided by 17 (1/17)
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Word Origin and History for seventeenth

seventeenth


adj.

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

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