personal identification number


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pin

(pɪn)

n., v. pinned, pin•ning. n.
1. a small, slender, often pointed piece of metal, wood, etc., used as a fastener or support.
2. a short, slender piece of wire with a point at one end and a head at the other, for fastening things together.
3. any of various forms of fasteners, badges, or ornaments consisting essentially or partly of a penetrating wire or shaft (often used in combination): a fraternity pin; a tiepin.
4.
a. a short metal rod, as a linchpin, driven through holes in adjacent parts, as a hub and an axle, to keep the parts together.
b. a short cylindrical rod or tube, as a wrist pin or crankpin, joining two parts so as to permit them to move in one plane relative to each other.
5. the part of a cylindrical key stem entering a lock.
7. hairpin.
8. a peg, nail, or stud marking the center of a target.
9. any one of the rounded wooden clubs set up as the target in tenpins, ninepins, duckpins, etc.
10. Golf. the pole, with flag, which identifies a hole; flagstick.
11. Informal. a human leg.
13. Wrestling. a fall.
14. Naut. belaying pin.
15. a very small amount; a trifle.
16. a pin-shaped connection, as the terminals on the base of an electron tube or the connections on an integrated circuit.
v.t.
17. to fasten or attach with or as with a pin or pins.
18. to hold fast in a spot or position (sometimes fol. by down).
19. to give one's fraternity pin to (a young woman) as a pledge of one's attachment.
20. Wrestling. to secure a fall over one's opponent.
21. pin down, to force (someone) to deal with a situation or to come to a decision.
Idioms:
pin something on someone, Informal. to ascribe the blame or guilt for something to a person.
[before 1100; Middle English pinne, Old English pinn peg; c. Dutch pin, German Pinne, Old Norse pinni; perhaps < Latin pinna feather, quill]

PIN

(pɪn)

n.
an identification number assigned to an individual to gain access to a computer system via an automated-teller machine, a point-of-sale terminal, or other device.
[1980–85; p(ersonal)i(dentification)n(umber)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal identification number - a number you choose and use to gain access to various accountspersonal identification number - a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
identification number, number - a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

personal identification number

n (Comput, Banking) → numero di codice segreto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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* Never note your card number, or personal identification number (PIN) on the outside of an envelope or postcard.
Once the traveler filled the required form at the Ministry's website, he receives an e-mail containing his Personal Identification Number (PIN) through which he can change or delete his personal information.
The new Vodacom Express Recharge is a secure service which is verified by a bank card's personal identification number (PIN).
Zvelo Labs researcher Joshua Rubin was featured in a video at the company's website demonstrating software that quickly figures out a Google Wallet personal identification number (PIN), provided the crook has the smartphone.
During remittance, senders in Saudi Arabia will be provided with a unique Xpress Personal Identification Number (XPIN) that they need to share with the beneficiary in Pakistan.
Applications can be secured with strong two-factor authentication, verifying both the user and the phone, requiring the user to securely enter a personal identification number (PIN) prior to gaining access to financial services applications.
* Keep your Personal Identification Number (PIN) hidden when using a convenience card.
Broward County lawyers have the option of voting online (using their personal identification number and member number) in lieu of returning their paper ballot.
Users need to sign up ahead of time for a login identification and account personal identification number.
<p>The malware records the magnetic stripe information on the back of a card as well as the PIN (Personal Identification Number), which would potentially allow criminals to clone the card in order to withdraw cash.
Etisalat cautions its customers to pay attention for such emails and advises them not to divulge any confidential information like passwords, bank accounts, personal identification number (PIN) or eVoucher / recharge card numbers to unsolicited email messages.
PIN stands for Personal Identification Number, so that's my Personal Identification Number Number you want?

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