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serial number

noun
1.
a number, usually one of a series, assigned for identification:
the serial number of an automobile engine.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for serial number
  • So send a letter with name, rank, and serial number.
  • Every vote should carry a serial number, so that responsibility for harmful or careless use of the vote can be traced.
  • He had been instructed to tell his captors only his name, rank, and serial number.
  • Such a mark could indicate a gun's serial number, which is already recorded when someone buys it.
  • Under the proposal, a bank could mint money with a serial number and a partially recorded quantum state.
  • That's a mighty fine serial number you've got there.
  • In his wallet they found a twenty-dollar gold certificate with a ransom serial number.
  • All currency with a serial number ending in that digit would no longer be legal tender.
  • Indeed, should a bank want to, it could match every note it issued against its printed serial number.
  • Should a bank want to, it would be able to match every note it issued with the serial number printed on it.
British Dictionary definitions for serial number

serial number

noun
1.
any of the consecutive numbers assigned to machines, tools, books, etc
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