call number

noun

: a combination of characters assigned to a library book to indicate its place on a shelf

Examples of call number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, spam call numbers were a bit lower in Q1 because call volume spiked during the holidays. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 2 May 2023 Companies that call numbers on the list are subject to $43,792 in penalties per call. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2023 The system provides an all-in-one calling, meeting and messaging solution with incoming call numbers (local or toll-free) for over 100 different countries. Melody Brue, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023 The commission said safety problems included four incidents of Metro failing to follow track worker protection guidelines, three reports of red signal overruns, a near-collision involving two trains with the same radio call number, and an unreported runaway train. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2021 Although she had been microchipped, several attempts were made to reach the call number, which was found to be disconnected. The Arizona Republic, 22 Oct. 2022 Many pediatricians also offer an emergency or on-call number and virtual visits for parents who are concerned about their newborn’s health. Tiffany Ayuda, SELF, 6 Oct. 2022 Do Not Call Registry and add any bothersome spam call number to the list there. Andy Meek, BGR, 7 July 2022 The eatery's name originates from the Dewey Decimal System's call number for cookbooks, according to a library news release. Garrett Moore, Arkansas Online, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of call number was in 1876

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“Call number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call%20number. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

call number

noun
: a combination of numbers and letters assigned to a library book to indicate its location in the library

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