PIN number

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PIN number (plural PIN numbers)

  1. A common alternative form of PIN (in the sense of "personal identification number").

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  • "PIN number" is a pleonasm as the "N" of "PIN" stands for "number".
  • The use of "PIN number" rather than "PIN" is widespread but is avoided by careful speakers and writers.
  • Some people may argue that "PIN number" is not redundant, as it avoids confusion with the word pin.