accession number



Sequential number assigned to each record or volume as it is added to a database (such as a library catalog or index) and which indicates the chronological order of its acquisition. Compare with acquisition number.

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  • The accession number was used as were were not sure how the entry was recorded in our database last year.

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  • We have to reorganize all of these file cabinets, the boss wants them to be sorted by accession number from smallest to largest.

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  • I needed to know what the accession number of the thing was before I put it in the database for later use.

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