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

called also phone number

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If address and telephone number are not provided, The New York Review will not be responsible for printing errors or omissions. The New York Review of Books, "Classified Advertising 2019 Rates & Schedule," 3 Jan. 2019 Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. The Christian Science Monitor, "Terms of Service and Legal Information," 3 Jan. 2017 Renters must bring a copy of the lease agreement or landlord's telephone number to verify the home can have pets. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis Animal Care is full with over 900 animals. You can adopt one for free," 4 June 2019 Do not post personal or any other identifying information, such as your name, address, telephone number, etc. Harper's BAZAAR, "Reader Submission Terms and Community Guidelines," 13 Jan. 2015 Working telephone numbers for Buskey’s relatives couldn’t be located. Travis Andersen,, "19-year-old man charged with aiding suicide in N.H. case," 31 May 2018 The data included telephone numbers, addresses, credit card details, photos and communications. Geir Moulson, The Seattle Times, "German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone," 8 Jan. 2019 Fullz can include a victim’s date of birth, Social Security number, telephone number, driver’s license number, banking information and more. Robert Mcmillan, WSJ, "Thieves Can Now Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks," 9 Dec. 2018 They are currently chaperoned by Frank, the organization’s director of sports science, who popped in and out of Room 307 with a list of the telephone numbers to each of the players’ rooms, in case any of them tried to sleep in. Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "How Do Athletes’ Brains Control Their Movements?," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of telephone number

1880, in the meaning defined above

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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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