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Hogben number

Pronunciation: hog'ben

Definition: unique personal identifying number constructed by using a sequence of digits for birth date, gender, birthplace, and other identifiers; invented by and named for Lancelot Hogben, British mathematician; Hogben numbers are the basis for identification numbers in many primary care facilities and are used in many record linkage systems.

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