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- n. A postal code, especially for addresses served by the US Postal Service, consisting of a five- or nine-figure number.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any one of a set of numbers assigned by the United States Postal Service to designate a particular postal delivery area. One or more zip codes are assigned to each post office. The numbers initially had five digits (the initial code), indicating state and post office. Later, four more optional digits were added (the expanded code) indicating the box number or delivery route. The full set of nine digits is also referred to as zip + 4. The code is appended in an address to the line bearing the city and state names, as in “Plainfield, NJ 07062”.
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
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