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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Provide the name of the contact person and day and evening telephone numbers to confirm or obtain information. Anne Nickoloff,, "Two days remain to send in 2018 Northeast Ohio Lent fish fry listings," 7 Feb. 2018 The notice must also include the telephone number for the local county social services office. Washington Post, "The Health 202: SCOTUS's only 2018 health-care ruling may land today," 26 June 2018 Bring a photograph of your dog with the owner's name, address, telephone number and the dogs name on the back of the photo. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 21 May 2018 Bermuda police say he was supposed to leave Sunday to return to the U.S. Authorities list a telephone number in Bermuda as a source for any tips. CBS News, "St. Joe's University freshman reported missing in Bermuda," 19 Mar. 2018 Like other ride-sharing apps, users can also coordinate and chat with one another via in-app messaging and masked telephone numbers. Sunset, "Waze Is Making Your Commute Easier, Once Again," 22 Jan. 2018 No telephone number was listed with his home address. CBS News, "Reputed gang leader arrested in brutal slaying of Bronx teen "Junior" Guzman-Feliz," 4 July 2018 Here’s the White House telephone number for commenters: 202-456-1111. Scot Lehigh,, "Trump voters must protest his border outrage," 21 June 2018 Later that day, a caseworker from the shelter called the cellphone number of the boy’s grandfather, José Ortiz, in Guatemala — the only telephone number the boy had memorized. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, "‘I Can’t Go Without My Son,’ a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala," 17 June 2018

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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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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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