call number


Definition of call number

: 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 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 While call numbers have shot through the roof, call centres are closing. The Economist, 4 Apr. 2020 The video presentations, meeting dates, call numbers and pass codes are posted on Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2020 Extra cleaning was done in the school on both Monday and Tuesday nights (Jan. 27 and 28) by the cleaning staff as the call numbers began increasing. cleveland, 3 Feb. 2020 The massive auction isn't just about calling numbers like other sales. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, 19 Jan. 2020 The call number on the card matched a number written on the spine of each book. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 11 Feb. 2016 Decimal points divided different sections of the call number. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 11 Feb. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of call number

1876, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2022

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“Call number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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