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ZIP code

also zip code  (zĭp)
n.
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.

[Originally a trademark.]
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zip code

n
the US equivalent of postcode
[C20: from z(one) i(mprovement) p(lan)]
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ZIP′ code`

Trademark. a system used in the U.S. to facilitate delivery of mail, consisting of a code of five or nine numbers printed directly after the address.
[1963; Z(one)I(mprovement)P(rogram)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ZIP 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
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Translations
poštovní směrovací číslo
postnummer
postinumeropostinumeroalue
poštanski broj
irányítószám
ジップコード郵便番号
우편번호
poštové smerovacie číslo
poštna številka
postnummer
รหัสไปรษณีย์
mã bưu chính

zip code

n (Am, ZZZ) (Post) → codice m di avviamento postale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

zip code

رَمْزٌ بَرِيدِيّ poštovní směrovací číslo postnummer Postleitzahl ταχυδρομικός κώδικας código postal postinumero code postal poštanski broj codice postale 郵便番号 우편번호 postcode postnummer kod pocztowy código postal индекс postnummer รหัสไปรษณีย์ alan kodu mã bưu chính 邮政编码
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

zip code

n código postal
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Once an address is verified, corrected and standardized to USPS specifications, a ZIP+4 code is appended to the record.
* Postal Numeric Encoding Technique (POSTNIET): The barcode system used on letter-size and flat-size mail-pieces for encoding the delivery point information and ZIP+4 code information.
That's no longer a problem if you can access the World Wide Web, where the National Address Server will provide you with the Zip+4 code for any residential or commercial address in the U.S.
The program and database on a single CD-ROM can replace dozens of printed ZIP+4 Code directories.
LACS will provide the better address, enabling assignment of a more accurate ZIP+4 code.
Once the change of address has been reported by a consumer or business, NCSC inputs the information and corrects the address against the ZIP+4 code database.