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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

caller ID(n.)

  1. a telephone service that allows a subscriber to identify a caller before answering by displaying the caller's telephone number on a small screen.

Origin of caller ID:

1985–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caller ID(noun)

    a small display that will show you the telephone number of the party calling you

Freebase

  1. Caller ID

    Caller ID, also called calling line identification, calling number delivery, calling number identification or calling line identification presentation, is a telephone service, available in analog and digital phone systems and most voice over Internet Protocol applications, that transmits a caller's number to the called party's telephone equipment during the ringing signal, or when the call is being set up but before the call is answered. Where available, caller ID can also provide a name associated with the calling telephone number. The information made available to the called party may be displayed on a telephone's display, on a separately attached device, or be processed by an attached computer with appropriate interface hardware. Caller ID may be used to display a caller's telephone number on a called user's telephone, computer or television screen. This works in most countries; although systems are incompatible, each country will have appropriate equipment. A modem can pass CLID information to a computer for purposes of call logging or blocking, but this can be problematic as modems in different countries have different systems, causing hardware or software incompatibilities. However, many modems are designed and programmed to handle multiple signalling methods, and can be configured to use the local standard.

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