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Meaning of “serial number” in the English Dictionary

"serial number" in British English

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(Definition of serial number from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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serial numbernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪər·i·əl ˌnʌm·bər/
a number on a ​product, esp. ​electronic or ​electricalgoods, that is different from all the other ​product numbers, used to ​prove who it ​belongs to if it is ​stolen or ​damaged
(Definition of serial number from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"serial number" in Business English

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serial numbernoun [C]

uk   us   PRODUCTION, MONEY
one of a set of ​numbers that is ​printed on ​papermoney, on some ​products, etc. so that each has a different ​number and can be ​recognized: Several ​machinescarried the same ​serialnumbers from the ​manufacturer.
(Definition of serial number from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “serial number”
in Chinese (Simplified) 序列号,编号…
in Turkish seri numarası…
in Russian заводской, серийный номер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 序號,編號…
in Polish numer serii…
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