Nominal Number

Nominal Number

An ordered set of digits and/or letters that represents information that can be used to identify something.

A nominal number is not a number.


  • Page numbers in a book are used to find a page, not count them.
  • Here is a license plate number:
  • A telephone number such as 375-8743, should be read as “three, seven, five, eight, seven, four, three. Reading it as “three hundred and seventy-five, eighty-seven, forty-three” is incorrect.

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