# 17/number

< 17

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17 (seventeen; /ˈsɛv.ən.tiːn/[1]) is the natural number following 16 and preceding 18.

## Notable Feats

• 17 is a prime number.
• The Standard Model of particle physics includes 17 elementary particles.
• In Catalan, French, and Italian, 17 is the first compound number.
• Several systems use 17 as a minimum age for something.
• There are over 17 songs whose titles contain "17" or "seventeen".
• 17 has religious significance in Islam, Zoroastrianism, and (according to Plutarch) ancient Egyptian religion. The Book of Genesis may also be connected, but the specifics are not yet known.
• The Jargon File cites 17 as "the least random number".
• Haikus contain 17 syllables (5 + 7 + 5).
• In Italian culture, the number 17 is considered unlucky.

## References

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