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zip codenoun [C]

(also ZIP code,  us   /ˈzɪp ˌkoʊd/ )  us   /ˈzɪp ˌkoʊd/
a series of numbers that forms part of an address in the US and is used to help organize mail for delivery
(Definition of zip code from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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zip codenoun [C]

(also ZIP Code) uk   us   US ( UK postcode)
COMMUNICATIONS a short series of numbers that is part of an address, and shows where a place is: legislation targets the neediest areas by zip codes.
(Definition of zip code from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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