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Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

A nonprofit organization devoted to the standardization of construction documents in Canada; used in both the private and public sectors. The MasterFormat has been adopted as the basis for a numbering and titling system for the Canadian National Master Specification (NMS). Head office: 120 Carlton St., Toronto ON M5A 4K2, Canada.


(1) (Card Security Code) A three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, the number is requested by merchants to ensure that people actually have the card in their possession. The CSC is also written into the magnetic stripe.

(2) (Common Short Codes) See short code.

(3) (Compact System Camera) See mirrorless camera.
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Always ask for the last 3 digits on the reverse of the card, known as the Card Security Code (or 4 printed--not raised--on the front of American Express) as well as the numbers on the front as these are not found on receipts.
He urged retailers to limit their exposure by using the Address Verification Service and the Card Security Code.
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Additionally, this service can also store user's credit card information, although users will need to enter the credit card security code manually.
Card Security Code (the last 3 numbers on the signature strip on the back of your card)