pin number vs pin : Common Errors in English

About pin number vs pin

Those who object to “PIN number” on the grounds that the N in “PIN”stands for “number” in the phrase “personal identification number” arequite right, but it may be difficult to get people to say anything else.“PIN” was invented to meet the objection that a “password” consisting ofnothing but numbers is not a word. Pronouncing each letter of theacronym as “P-I-N” blunts its efficiency. Saying just “PIN” reminds usof another common English word, though few people are likely to thinkwhen they are told to “enter PIN” that they should shove a steel pininto the terminal they are operating. In writing, anyway, PIN isunambiguous and should be used without the redundant “number.”The same goes for “VIN number”; “VIN” stands for “Vehicle IdentificationNumber.” And “UPC code” is redundant because “UPC’stands for “UniversalProduct Code.”

pin number Meaning(s)

  • (n) a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

pin Meaning(s)

  • (n) a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • (n) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • (n) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  • (n) a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  • (n) informal terms for the leg
  • (n) axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
  • (n) cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
  • (n) flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  • (n) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  • (n) a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  • (n) a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
  • (v) to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • (v) attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
  • (v) pierce with a pin
  • (v) immobilize a piece

pin number in News

  • Westport police search for suspects in armed robbery

    The Westport Police Department is searching for four people allegedly robbed a man of his money and tried to get his PIN numbers from him early Wednesday morning.
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Eyewitness News 3 Hartford

pin in News

  1. Retro lingerie

    American pin-up Bettie Page, Playboy playmate of the month for January 1955, poses for a glamour shoot, 1950s. A photo taken on November 27, 1964 shows Swiss actress Ursula Andress during the filming of "What's new Pussicat" directed by Clive Donner, at the Boulogne's Studio, near Paris.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Greenwich Time

  2. Toccoa DAR new pin honors centennial

    The Georgia Division and General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy® approved the design of the commemorative centennial pin made by the Pamela Wright Collections of Dallas, Texas, for the members of the Toccoa Chapter No. 1294 in Toccoa.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

  3. Launches Window Décor Pinterest Cash Giveaway with ‘Pin Week’

    Pinterest users share window coverings to win – “Pin Week” giveaways include $100 daily cash prizes and $500 Levolor gift card. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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