postal area ZIP Code

postal area ZIP Code - All ZIP Code assignments other than unique ZIP Codes. This category includes ZIP Codes assigned to postal facilities, post office box sections, caller service, vertical improved mail units in buildings, and delivery units. ZIP Code is a USPS trademark.

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  • 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… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • ZIP Code Tabulation Area — ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) are a new statistical entity developed by the United States Census Bureau for tabulating summary statistics from Census 2000. This new entity was developed to overcome the difficulties in precisely defining the… …   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 — ☆ 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

  • ZIP code — Mr. ZIP promoted the use of ZIP codes for the USPS during the 1960s and 1970s. ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. The term ZIP, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan,[1] is properly… …   Wikipedia

  • ZIP code prefixes — This table lists 3 digit ZIP Code prefixes, each of which represents a United States Postal Service (USPS) sectional center facility (SCF). Each SCF serves local addresses whose 5 digit ZIP Codes start with the same prefix. *All addresses in this …   Wikipedia

  • zip code — a system used in the U.S. to facilitate the delivery of mail, consisting of a five or nine digit code printed directly after the address, the first five digits (initial code) indicating the state and post office or postal zone, the last four… …   Universalium

  • ZIP code — noun a) A postal code, especially for addresses served by the US Postal Service, consisting of a five or nine figure number. A lot of people in this area have lived in the same ZIP code their whole lives. b) A region within which all addresses… …   Wiktionary

  • zip code — noun Usage: often capitalized Z&I&P Etymology: zone improvement plan Date: 1963 1. a number that identifies each postal delivery area in the United States 2. the geographic area identified by a zip code …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ZIP code — / zɪp kəυd/ noun US numbers in an address that indicate a postal delivery area (NOTE: British English is postcode) …   Marketing dictionary in english


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