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{adj: median, average} relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
"the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"
"the median income for the year was $15,000"

{adj: seventeen, 17, xvii} being one more than sixteen

{n: Citizenship Day, September 17} celebrated in the United States

{n: Fast of Tammuz} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tammuz 17 when the walls of Jerusalem were breached

{n: Force 17} formed in 1972 as a personal security force for Arafat and other PLO leaders; became one of PLO's elite units; has built an extensive infrastructure of terrorist cells and weapon depots in Europe while attacking Israeli targets

{n: Liliidae, subclass Liliidae} one of four subclasses or superorders of Monocotyledones; comprises 17 families including: Liliaceae; Alliaceae; Amaryllidaceae; Iridaceae; Orchidaceae; Trilliaceae

{n: Livy, Titus Livius} Roman historian whose history of Rome filled 142 volumes (of which only 35 survive) including the earliest history of the war with Hannibal (59 BC to AD 17)

{n: Ovid, Publius Ovidius Naso} Roman poet remembered for his elegiac verses on love (43 BC - AD 17)

{n: Revolutionary Organization 17 November, 17 November} a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Greece that is violently opposed to imperialism and capitalism and NATO and the United States; an active terrorist group during the 1980s

{n: St Patrick's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, March 17} a day observed by the Irish to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland

{n: USS Cole} a United States destroyer
"17 sailors died as the result of a terrorist attack while the USS Cole was anchored in Aden"

{n: chlorine, Cl, atomic number 17} a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

{n: don't-know} a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll
"70% in favor, 13% opposed and 17% don't-knows"

{n: figure} an amount of money expressed numerically
"a figure of $17 was suggested"

{n: seventeen, 17, XVII} the cardinal number that is the sum of sixteen and one

{n: seventeen-year locust, periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim} North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature

{n: seventeenth} position 17 in a countable series of things

{n: steroid} any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects

{n: vote, ballot, voting, balloting} a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"

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