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- The number five hundred and fifty-five.
- Telephone number prefix widely used for fictional telephone numbers in North American television shows, films, and other media.
- The 555 timer IC.
- Usage 2 & 3: Usually pronounced "five-five-five"
- ^ 2004, Frank Jackson, Graham Priest, Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), page 123:
- [I]t is standard in American television and motion pictures to use 'fictiona' telephone numbers. [... But] a standard mention of a '555' number never generates the fictional truth that the number in question begins with '555'. It leaves the number in question fictionally indeterminate. [...] The X-Files mentions at least forty-seven '555' numbers, and no other kind [...] in different cities, states, and locales [...but] it's no part of [the] story that the first three digits of all these phone numbers coincide—that would itself be worthy of an 'X-File'. The '555' number, in a standard mention, is a convention device for communicating the (fictional) fact that someone reveals a phone number, without stipulating what that number is.
555 (not comparable)
- (Canada, US, fiction) Pertaining to a fake telephone number. The local exchange and area code number 555 was reserved in North American dialing plan for fictional numbers, prior to the 21st century.
- 555-2368, that's a 555 number, it isn't real.
- 1-555-321-2368, that's a 555 number, it isn't real.
- (555)234-2368, that's a 555 number, it isn't real.
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