area code

area code
noun Date: 1961 a usually 3-digit number that identifies each telephone service area in a country (as the United States or Canada)

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  • area code — ➔ code * * * area code UK US noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS ► a series of numbers that you use before the main phone number when you phone someone outside your own city or area → Compare DIALLING CODE(Cf. ↑dialling code) …   Financial and business terms

  • area code — area codes N COUNT The area code for a particular city or region is the series of numbers that you have to dial before someone s personal number if you are making a telephone call to that place from a different area. [mainly AM] The area code for …   English dictionary

  • area code — area ,code noun count a series of numbers that you have to DIAL when you are making a telephone call to someone in a different area. British dialling code …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • area code — area .code n numbers you use before a phone number when you phone someone in a different area of the country …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • area code — ☆ area code n. any of the three digit telephone codes assigned to each of the areas into which the U.S., Canada, etc. are divided …   English World dictionary

  • area code — noun a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada • Hypernyms: ↑code * * * noun, pl ⋯ codes [count] : a number that represents each telephone service area in a country (such as the U.S. or Canada)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • area code — The 3 digit number used by the telephone company to designate a geographic area. Each state in the United States has 1 or more area codes. If you call a phone number in a different area code, you must use the area code before the phone number. If …   Dictionary of telecommunications

  • area code — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms area code : singular area code plural area codes a dialling code …   English dictionary

  • area code — / eəriə kəυd/ noun a special telephone number which is given to a particular area ● The area code for central London is 0207 …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • area code — / eəriə kəυd/ noun a special telephone number which is given to a particular area ● The area code for central London is 0207 …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • area code —    A 3 digit code that precedes the central office code in a complete 10 digit telephone number; used when the called party is in a numbering plan area other than that of the calling party …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

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