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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

call′ num`ber(n.)

  1. a number, letter, symbol, or combination of these, indicating the specific location of a work in a library.

    Category: Library Science

Origin of call number:

1875–80, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. call mark, call number, pressmark(noun)

    a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location


  1. call number(Noun)

    An identification number, usually consists of a combination of numbers and characters, used to identify and locate materials within a library.


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