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area code

n.
1. The first three digits of a ten-digit phone number in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, associated with a specific geographical area.
2. A similar number of varying length associated with a geographic area within a country in another part of the world.
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area code

n
(Telecommunications) a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls
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ar′ea code`


n.
a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided, used when dialing a call between areas.
[1960–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.area code - a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canadaarea code - a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
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Translations
volací kód
områdenummer
TelefonvorwahlVorwahlnummer
suuntanumero
pozivni broj
局番
국번
številka omrežne skupine
riktnummer
รหัสหมุนโทรศัพท์
mã vùng

area code

n (Am) (Telec) → prefisso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

area code

رَمْزُ الهَاتِف volací kód områdenummer Vorwahlnummer κωδικός κλήσης prefijo, prefijo telefónico suuntanumero indicatif pozivni broj prefisso 局番 국번 netnummer retningsnummer numer kierunkowy código de discagem, indicativo de zona телефонный код riktnummer รหัสหมุนโทรศัพท์ telefon kodu mã vùng 区号
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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To prevent ABI's Labatt unit from flooding Canadian cities with copycat Urban Wheats, Amsterdam may try to trademark area codes for other major Canadian cities.
The $99.00 a month (excluding applicable tax) Virtual Office Phone Answering Program provides businesses with a telephone number, area code of choice, even toll free area codes for one flat monthly fee.
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The lawsuit claims that telemarketers have illegally used an auto dialer to reach Verizon Wireless customers with incorrect Caller ID information showing calls made from a variety of area codes including the 281, 614,801 and 562 area codes.

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