telephone number


Definition of telephone number

: a number assigned to a telephone line for a specific phone or set of phones (as for a residence) that is used to call that phone

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Examples of telephone number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Short casts: Oregon’s new fishing regulations require all sport crabbers in boats to mark each buoy with their name and either an address, telephone number, ODFW ID number or vessel identification. ... oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: Reflecting on four decades of smiles at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show," 19 Jan. 2020 This letter must include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and signature. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "History -- study it and make it: Sun Messages," 14 Jan. 2020 Checks may be mailed to Tommy Toy Fund, c/o The Bulletin, 10 Railroad Place, Norwich, CT, 06360, phone number 860-887-9211, and Friends of Assisi Food Pantry, 77 Water St., Danielson, CT, 06239, telephone number 860-774-2310., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 9 Dec. 2019 The only requirement now is a local telephone number. cleveland, "Could iHeart layoffs be the beginning of local radio’s endgame?," 28 Jan. 2020 No one answered a telephone number listed for his address and the voicemail box was full. Michael Balsamo, Twin Cities, "5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on Jews," 30 Dec. 2019 No one answered a telephone number listed for his address and the voicemail box was full. Ryan Taranelli, Anchorage Daily News, "5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on Jews," 29 Dec. 2019 Messages left at a telephone number Thursday for a Dora Fronczak in suburban Chicago were not returned. Michael Tarm, Detroit Free Press, "Reports: Michigan man may be baby abducted in 1964," 20 Dec. 2019 Be sure to leave your name, telephone number and street address., "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of telephone number

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telephone number was in 1880

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15 Feb 2020

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“Telephone number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of telephone number

: a number that you dial on a telephone to reach a particular person, business, etc.

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