serial number


Definition of serial number

: a number indicating place in a series and used as a means of identification

Examples of serial number in a Sentence

the serial number of a computer
Recent Examples on the Web Hearon said State Police firearms experts recovered a serial number from the gun that had been scratched off. Vic Ryckaert, The Indianapolis Star, "ISP says Dreasjon Reed was involved in previous drive-bys, but provides few details," 21 Nov. 2020 Ring’s website at or on the app by entering the doorbell's serial number. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Ring of fire? 350,000 Ring video doorbells recalled for potential fire hazard after 23 devices ignite," 11 Nov. 2020 Consumers can check whether their doorbell is included in the recall by entering the serial number at Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Ring recalls 350,000 video doorbells because they can catch fire," 11 Nov. 2020 Consumers can determine if their doorbell is included in this recall by entering the doorbell’s serial number at oregonlive, "Is your Ring video doorbell on the recall list over fire, burn hazards?," 11 Nov. 2020 The Ring logo is printed on the bottom front of the doorbell, and the model and serial number appear on a label on the back of the doorbell and outer packaging. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Ring recalls 350,000 video doorbells because they can catch fire," 11 Nov. 2020 Customers can check whether their Ring doorbells are impacted by the recall at this link on the company's support website, by entering the model and serial number printed on the back of the device. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, "Ring recalls 350,000 smart doorbells after some of them caught fire," 10 Nov. 2020 Deputies arrested the 42-year-old man without a struggle, and discovered the altered rifle with no serial number inside the car, Lopez said. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Halloween pursuit in Campo turns up modified rifle; suspect found in treetop," 2 Nov. 2020 The silencer found in his home also did not have a serial number, which is required for registration. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Family of slain woman relieved that accused killer, released on bond, is back behind bars," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of serial number

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Serial number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of serial number

: a number that is put on a product and that is used to identify it

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