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From the date September 11 written in numbers according the format used in the United States, which puts the month before the day.
- /naɪn.wʌnˈwʌn/ (nine-one-one) is usually used for the telephone number 911 instead of the date.
- The date of the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in the USA, September 11th, 2001.
- (metonymically) The attack itself.
- 2014 November 17, Roger Cohen, “The horror! The horror! The trauma of ISIS [print version: International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times:
- What is unbearable, in fact, is the feeling, 13 years after 9/11, that America has been chasing its tail; that, in some whack-a-mole horror show, the quashing of a jihadi enclave here only spurs the sprouting of another there; that the ideology of Al Qaeda is still reverberating through a blocked Arab world whose Sunni-Shia balance (insofar as that went) was upended by the American invasion of Iraq.
- An event comparable to 9/11.
- 2005, Peter H. Merkl, The Rift Between America And Old Europe: The Distracted Eagle, Routledge, page 73:
- Eleven million Spaniards responded to "their 9/11" by demonstrating in the rain against terrorism and their government's policies.
- 2006 April 14, “Moussaoui says he wants more 9/11s”, in The Age:
- Moussaoui says he wants more 9/11s [title]
- 2006, Michael Weissenstein, “Nations respond to their '9/11s'”, in International Institute for Strategic Studies, archived from the original on 2008-04-08:
- But experts who have studied these other "9/11s" say some offer important revelations, by comparison, about how America responded to its own.
- 2007, David E. Long, Bernard Reich, Mark Gasiorowski, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa:
- Jordanians referred to this horrific event as "their 9-11".