caller ID

\ -ˌī-ˈdē How to pronounce caller ID (audio) \

Definition of caller ID

: a telephone service that allows a subscriber to identify the telephone number of a caller before answering the call

called also caller identification

Examples of caller ID in a Sentence

a phone system with caller ID

First Known Use of caller ID

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Caller ID.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of caller ID

: a service that allows you to see who is calling before you answer a telephone call


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