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postal code

n
Canadian a code of letters and digits used as part of a postal address to aid the sorting of mail. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): postcode US equivalent: zip code

post′al code`


n.
(in Canada) a mailing code of numbers and letters similar to the postcode in Britain.
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Noun1.postal code - a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
name and address, destination, address - written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
Translations
postinumero
郵便番号
postkod
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Lloyds Bank compared the cost of homes in postal districts which have a national supermarket, with property prices in the surrounding areas of towns, using Land Registry house price figures covering England and Wales.
In 1857 it was divided into 10 postal districts based on compass points: p N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW, EC for East Central and WC for West Central.
However, the system has its roots in a much earlier development, when the inventor of the postage stamp, Sir Rowland Hill, developed a system of postal districts for London in 1857.
Prices in the postal districts of the 20 clubs kicking off the 2013/14 season have risen by PS353 a week on average over the last 10 years, but the area around St James' Park was the only area where house prices have fallen between 2003 and 2013.
House prices in the postal districts of the 20 clubs kicking off the 2013-14 season have risen by PS353 a week on average over the last 10 years, according to research by Halifax.
Over 75% of the country's postal districts returned a decisive Mercury as Motor Monarch vote, almost exactly 50% more than Adele, their nearest competitor.
As a result, the United States Postal Service created the position of "Workplace Environment Analyst" to prevent violence in the workplace and dispatched the analysts to each of its 85 postal districts.
Property values near Villa Park have risen more than prestigious London postal districts surrounding Fulham and Chelsea, seaside Southampton and the rural Norfolk city of Norwich.
House prices in the postal districts of the 20 clubs increased by 137 per cent, or pounds 209,975, on average over ten years, compared with a 90 per cent rise across England and Wales, according to Halifax.
Even in the days before postcodes, when there were postal districts, residents did not have to slavishly adhere to them in everyday conversation.
However, only four of the 14 nearby postal districts have put in an above-average performance while the value of the typical Stratford home has increased by only 3% over the five-year period.
No deliveries were made in the L1 to L8 postal districts as workers at the city's postal headquarters in Copperas Hill joined the national action by the Communication Workers Union (CWU).