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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  911 \9/11\ (n[imac]n" [-e]*l[e^]v"[e^]n) n.
     September 11, 2001 -- the day when two airplanes hijacked by
     Islamic terrorists were deliberately crashed into the "twin
     towers" (the two 110-storey skyscrapers of the World Trade
     Center) in New York City, causing those buildings to collapse
     and much other damage in the nearby area. Another plane was


     crashed into the Pentagon near Washington. In total, the
     attacks caused nearly 3,000 deaths. This was the worst
     incident of terrorism inside the United States to date. The
     abbreviated date 9/11 is now taken to refer to that specific
     day and the terrorist incidents that occured that day. It is
     used especially in the phrase "the events of 9/11".
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  9-11
       n : the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United
           States airliners and used them as bombs [syn: {9/11}, {September
           11}, {Sept. 11}, {Sep 11}]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  9/11
       n : the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United
           States airliners and used them as bombs [syn: {9-11}, {September
           11}, {Sept. 11}, {Sep 11}]

















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