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personal identification number
▪ To defend against loss or theft, the cards usually require the user to enter a personal identification number as well.
▪ Users will be required to enroll in the service and obtain a personal identification number.
personal identification number

n. A number used to confirm identity when using an ATM, or more recently when making payment using a credit card or debit card.

personal identification number

n. a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts [syn: PIN, PIN number]

Personal identification number

A personal identification number (PIN, pronounced "pin"; often redundantly PIN number) is a numeric password used to authenticate a user to a system, in particular in association with an ATM card.

The PIN is not printed or embedded on the card but is manually entered by the cardholder during automated teller machine (ATM) and point of sale (POS) transactions (such as those that comply with EMV), and in card not present transactions, such as over the Internet or for phone banking.

The term "PIN" is also now to refer to any short numeric password in other contexts such as door access, or unlocking of a smartphone screen.

Personal identification number (Denmark)

The Danish Personal Identification number ( or ) is a national identification number, which is part of the personal information stored in the Civil Registration System (Danish: Det Centrale Personregister).

The register was established in 1968 by combining information from all municipal civil registers of Denmark into one.

It is a ten-digit number with the format DDMMYY-SSSS, where DDMMYY is the date of birth and SSSS is a sequence number. The first digit of the sequence number encodes the century of birth (so that centenarians are distinguished from infants), and the last digit of the sequence number is odd for males and even for females.

Personal identification number (Croatia)

The Personal identification number ( or OIB) is a permanent national identification number of every Croatian citizen and legal persons domiciled in the Republic of Croatia. OIB is determined and assigned by the Tax Administration (Porezna uprava) of the Croatian Ministry of Finance. Personal identification number gradually replaced the Unique Master Citizen Number (JMBG), which had been set up and used in former Yugoslavia.

Usage examples of "personal identification number".

Sure enough, a Maargyees had come with the colonization fleet - a Maargyees with a personal identification number different from the one this female was using.

He set the Kismet-l26 program to tracing Griffin's personal identification number as it moved through the Park.

She handed the jeweler a card on which was impressed her name, a personal identification number, and the address in question.