Definition of Postcode

1. Noun. A code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail.

Exact synonyms: Postal Code, Zip, Zip Code
Generic synonyms: Code
Group relationships: Address, Destination, Name And Address

Definition of Postcode

1. Noun. (UK NZ) A sequence of letters and numbers added to a postal address to aid the sorting and delivery of post / mail. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) The region denoted by a postcode. ¹

3. Verb. (U.K.) To give a postcode to; to mark with a postcode. ¹

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Definition of Postcode

1. a code of numbers and letters used in a mailing address [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Postcode

postcentral gyrus
postcode (current term)
postcode lottery

Literary usage of Postcode

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Future of Privacy by Perri 6 (1998)
"'I gave this lady my name and postcode. She told me where I lived. ... You just give someone your postcode and they know who you are. ..."

2. Guaranteed Electronic Markets: The Backbone of a Twenty-first Century Economy? by Wingham Rowan (1997)
"Going to the guaranteed Commercial transport market, he answers questions about the weight and size of his load, its destination postcode, starting point ..."

3. The Letters of Marmot Brown: An Anthology of Letters to a Local Newspaper by Malgorzata Dunning Publishing (2005)
"Then look at the Post Office Web site and obtain the postcode for a particular ... Once you have a postcode, you can use this to create the email address. ..."

4. Green Paper on the Development of the Single Marget for Postal Services (In by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"Mechanised sorting entails mail being presented to coding operators, who use a keyboard to enter the postcode or destination address of the item. ..."

5. Young Participation in Higher Education by Mark Coruer (2005)
"postcode An identifier of between five and seven characters (usually split as 2-4 ... A unit postcode typically relates to 10 to 20 households and so, ..."

6. What Will They Franchise Next?: The Story of Jim's Group by Jim Penman (2003)
"There were a number of delays in the process, such as checking the street directory for the territory owner when there was more than one in the postcode, ..."

7. SAS 9.1.2 Data Quality Server Reference: Reference by SAS Institute (2004)
"Values are sought for the following tokens: n CITY n STATE n postcode For example, the token/value pairs for the location Lane Cove, NSW 2066 are: CITY Lane ..."

8. Life on the Mississippiby Mark Twain by Mark Twain (1883)
"I[i-if postcode: OX1 3UQ Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 7 pm in Full Term. (9.30 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 4 pm in Vacations. ..."

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