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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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