from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A three-digit number assigned to a geographical area in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, used before a seven-digit telephone number when placing a call to, and sometimes from within, that area.
- n. A similar number of varying length assigned to geographic areas in other parts of the world.
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- n. A prefix appended to a telephone number indicating the geographical area.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
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