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- n. A sequence of letters and numbers added to a postal address to aid the sorting and delivery of post / mail.
- n. The region denoted by a postcode.
- v. To give a postcode to; to mark with a postcode.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
Hence the term postcode lottery so loved by British journalists.
Donegal's (top left of rectangle) postcode is 00 0000 then you just keep drilling down into that grid square to get a full postcode.
I live in W9 and the next postcode is (suprise) w10 mainly inhabited by the third/fourth generation west indians you mentioned, they have jobs, own their own homes and drive nice cars and most importantly the younger ones speak english with an english accent not patois.
The other distortion here - also seen in coverage of so-called postcode lotteries - is that devolving budgets and choice means creating difference.
I'd rather have universal high quality than illusory choice at the margins and the so-called postcode lottery.
They also say patients are at the mercy of the so-called postcode lottery, in which treatments are available in some postal zones but not others. linkGovernment rationed healthcare.
The investigation by consumer group Which? revealed huge variations in the availability and cost of home care - a so-called postcode lottery - with some local authorities charging more than £20 an hour while others provide it for free.
The government's own innovation review recognised the problem by pledging a Nice "compliance regime" to reduce regional variation - the so-called "postcode lottery" - and to improve adherence to the agency's guidelines.
The annual study carried out across England is a detailed survey of the so-called "postcode lottery" in treatment.
In the UK the services are there depending on your postcode, which is wrong as well.
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