14 (number)

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← 13 14 15 →
Numeral systemtetradecimal
Factorization2 × 7
Divisors1, 2, 7, 14
Greek numeralΙΔ´
Roman numeralXIV
Greek prefixtetrakaideca-
Latin prefixquattuordec-

14 (fourteen) is a natural number following 13 and succeeded by 15.

In relation to the word "four" (4), 14 is spelled "fourteen".

In mathematics[edit]

where xn + 1 = x1, xn + 2 = x2.

In science[edit]



In religion and mythology[edit]





The number of pieces the body of Osiris was torn into by his fratricidal brother Set.

The number of sacrificial victims of the Minotaur.

Age 14[edit]

  • 14 is the earliest age that the emancipation of minors can occur in the U.S.
  • Minimum age a person can purchase, rent or buy tickets to a 14A rated movie in Canada without an adult. Ratings are provincial, so ratings may vary. A movie can be 14A in one or some provinces and PG in other provinces. A movie can also be rated 14A in one or some provinces and 18A in other provinces. Quebec has a different rating system for films.
  • Youngest age in Canada a person can watch a 14+ rated show without consent from a legal guardian.
  • The U.S. TV Parental Guidelines has a rating called "TV-14" which strongly recommends parental guidance for children under the age of fourteen watching the program.
  • Minimum age at which one can view, rent, purchase, or buy tickets to an 18A rated movie with an accompanying adult in the Canadian provinces of the Maritimes and Manitoba.
  • Minimum age at which one can work in many U.S states. Parental consent may be required, depending on state.
  • Minimum age at which one can drive a vehicle in the U.S. with a driver's license (with supervision of an adult over 18 years of age, and with a valid, unmarked driver's license, and at least 365 days of experience driving an actual automobile)
  • The minimum age limit to drive a 50cc motorbike in Italy.
  • The most common age of criminal responsibility in Europe.[6]
  • In some countries, it is the age of sexual consent.

In sports[edit]

  • In golf, a player can have no more than 14 clubs in the bag.
  • In rugby union, the starting right wing wears the 14 shirt.

In other fields[edit]

Fourteen is:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (sequence A002808 in the OEIS)
  2. ^ "Sloane's A005277 : Nontotients". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  3. ^ "Sloane's A000108 : Catalan numbers". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  4. ^ "Sloane's A002203 : Companion Pell numbers". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  5. ^ "Places where Lord Ram stayed during 14 years of exile".
  6. ^ Zimring, Franklin (2015). Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective. NYU Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-4798-9044-6. Extract of page 21
  7. ^ Bowley, Roger. "14 and Shakespeare the Numbers Man". Numberphile. Brady Haran. Archived from the original on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  8. ^ Jean Ann Bowman, Jorge Luis Borges: A study of criticism in the United States, M.A. thesis submitted to and approved by the Graduate Faculty of Texas Tech University, May 1987.