Meaning of “area code” in the English Dictionary

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"area code" in American English

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area codenoun [ C ]

us /ˈeər·i·ə ˌkoʊd/

a set of three numbers, connected with a particular area, that come at the beginning of a telephone number

(Definition of “area code” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"area code" in Business English

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area codenoun [ C ]

uk us COMMUNICATIONS

a series of numbers that you use before the main phone number when you phone someone outside your own city or area

(Definition of “area code” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)