Definitions

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  • noun UK, New Zealand A sequence of letters and numbers added to a postal address to aid the sorting and delivery of post / mail.
  • noun by extension The region denoted by a postcode.
  • verb UK To give a postcode to; to mark with a postcode.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail

Etymologies

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From post +‎ code.

Examples

  • Hence the term postcode lottery so loved by British journalists.

    Jon Worth

  • 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.

    Postcode systems are like buses...

  • 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.

    Freedom and Slavery

  • The other distortion here - also seen in coverage of so-called postcode lotteries - is that devolving budgets and choice means creating difference.

    Archive 2007-10-28

  • The other distortion here - also seen in coverage of so-called postcode lotteries - is that devolving budgets and choice means creating difference.

    Barnett Formula: Choose choice? Embrace difference

  • The other distortion here - also seen in coverage of so-called postcode lotteries - is that devolving budgets and choice means creating difference.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I'd rather have universal high quality than illusory choice at the margins and the so-called postcode lottery.

    Archive 2007-11-11

  • I'd rather have universal high quality than illusory choice at the margins and the so-called postcode lottery.

    Tory Thieving: Let's Comprehensivise Co-operatively

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • 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.

    From On High

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