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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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 As part of the deal, Meng must remain in British Columbia, provide a supervisor with telephone numbers, live at a $5.6 million home that was selected as her residence, and stay indoors from 11PM to 6AM every day. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Huawei’s CFO is granted bail by Canadian court but will be closely monitored," 11 Dec. 2018 Some perceive it as infringing upon the privacy of unit owners who do not want to give out their telephone number or email address. Howard Dakoff,, "Amended Illinois condo law has some concerned about privacy," 14 Nov. 2017 This includes access to a user’s telephone number, according to an employee memo obtained last week by the Intercept. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Why thousands of Google employees are protesting across the world," 1 Nov. 2018 Each pair, which consists of a celebrity and a professional dance partner, is assigned a telephone number. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "The Full List of 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 27 Phone Numbers You Need to Vote," 1 Oct. 2018 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

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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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