call number

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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.

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An Americanism dating back to 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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call number

  1. the number given to a book in a library, indicating its shelf locationAlso called: call mark
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