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automatic number identification

automatic number identification in Technology

communications
(ANI) A service that tells the recipient of a telephone call the telephone number of the person making the call. This number can be passed to computer equipment to automatically retrieve associated information about the caller, i.e. account status, billing records, etc.
See CTI.
(1996-12-08)

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