serial number


noun

a number, usually one of a series, assigned for identification: the serial number of an automobile engine.

Nearby words

  1. serial,
  2. serial correlation,
  3. serial extraction,
  4. serial killer,
  5. serial monogamy,
  6. serial port,
  7. serial processing,
  8. serial radiography,
  9. serial rights,
  10. serial section

Origin of serial number

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for serial number

serial number

noun

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