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call number

noun, Library Science.
1.
a number, letter, symbol, or combination of these, indicating the specific location of a work in a library, especially the combination of the classification symbol and the designation for the author.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for call number

call number

noun
1.
the number given to a book in a library, indicating its shelf location Also called call mark
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