Zip-code meaning

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A series of digits designating a specific locality in the United States, appended to a postal address to expedite the sorting and delivery of mail.
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(chiefly US) A postal code, especially for addresses served by the US Postal Service, consisting of a five- or nine-figure number.
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A series of digits designating a specific locality in the United States, appended to a postal address to expedite the sorting and delivery of mail.
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A system of code numbers assigned by the postal service to be used as part of the mailing address: each code designates a delivery area.
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Such a code number, typically consisting of five digits, although often expanded to nine.
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Origin of zip-code

  • Originally a trademark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originally a trademark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Zone Improvement Plan

    From Wiktionary