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English definition of “Social Security Number”

Social Security Number

noun [C]     (abbreviation SSN) US
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE a number given by the government to each person , that they need to get a job , pay tax , or claim benefits (= money from the government ): Next tax season , Gustav will have his own social security number and will start applying for permanent residence .
(Definition of Social Security Number noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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