the individual number or serial designation identifying specifically any of the items, as books or records, acquired by a library, collection, or the like.
- Compare serial number.
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How to use accession number in a sentence
Book pocket contains two cards, one white, one pink with author's name, title of book and call number and accession number.
The three varieties used in the experiment are Meiling, Nanking, and an unnamed variety carried under the accession number 7916.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting | Northern Nut Growers Association
Book card has author's surname, title of book, class number and accession number.
Book cards filed under date of issue by class author and accession number.
Letter book pockets or book plates with call number and accession number, if this is the custom of the library.Library Bookbinding | Arthur Low Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for accession number
library science the number given to record a new addition to a collection
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