ZIP Code


ZIP Code
ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Code - Established in 1963, the system of 5-digit codes that identifies the individual post office or metropolitan area delivery station associated with an address. The first three digits identify the delivery area of a sectional center facility or a major-city post office serving the delivery address area. The next two (the fourth and fifth) digits identify the delivery area of an associate post office, post office branch, or post office station. All post offices are assigned at least one unique 5-digit code. ZIP+4 is an enhanced code consisting of the 5-digit ZIP Code and four additional digits that identify a specific range of delivery addresses. ZIP Code is a USPS trademark. (Also see two-pass.)

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  • zip-code — /zip kohd /, v.t., zip coded, zip coding. to provide or mark with a zip code: Zip code all mail. Also, ZIP code, Zip code. * * * Zip Code, Zip code, zip code, or ZIP Code, U.S. a five digit number used to identify a mail delivery zone in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ZIP-Code — Zonen in den USA Br …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ZIP Code — Zonen in den USA Der ZIP Code [ˈzɪp ˌkoʊd] (Abkürzung für Zone Improvement Plan) ist der Postleitzahlen Code des Postdienstleisters der Vereinigten Staaten, United States Postal Service. Es handelt sich dabei um einen 5 stelligen Code. Jede der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zip Code — Zonen in den USA Der ZIP Code [ˈzɪp ˌkoʊd] (Abkürzung für Zone Improvement Plan) ist der Postleitzahlen Code des Postdienstleisters der Vereinigten Staaten, United States Postal Service. Es handelt sich dabei um einen 5 stelligen Code. Jede der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ZIP code — (z[i^]p k[=o]d ), n. [zone improvement plan.] any one of a set of numbers assigned by the United States Postal Service to designate a particular postal delivery area. One or more zip codes are assigned to each post office. The numbers initially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zip code — (z[i^]p k[=o]d ), n. [zone improvement plan.] any one of a set of numbers assigned by the United States Postal Service to designate a particular postal delivery area. One or more zip codes are assigned to each post office. The numbers initially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zip code — (z[i^]p k[=o]d ), n. [zone improvement plan.] any one of a set of numbers assigned by the United States Postal Service to designate a particular postal delivery area. One or more zip codes are assigned to each post office. The numbers initially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zip-code — /zip kohd /, v.t., zip coded, zip coding. to provide or mark with a zip code: Zip code all mail. Also, ZIP code, Zip code. * * * …   Universalium

  • zip code — ˈzip code noun [countable] a number that you put below the address on an envelope to help the postal service deliver the mail more quickly; = postcode Bre * * * zip code UK US (US (UK postcode) ► COMMUNICATIONS a short series of numbers that is… …   Financial and business terms

  • ZIP Code — ☆ ZIP Code [zip ] [Z(one) I(mprovement) P(lan)] service mark for 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 n. [usually zip c ] such a code number,… …   English World dictionary


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