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area code meaning

  "area code" in a sentence
  • Noun: area code
    1. A number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada

    Derived forms: area codes

    Type of: code

    Encyclopedia: Area code


  • [Business]
    noun [C] (especially AmE)

    the numbers for a particular area or city, that you use when you are making a telephone call from outside the local area:

    For long distance calls dial '1' followed by the area code and number.

    DIALLING CODE


  • [Electronics]
    In the United States, a three-digit number that indicates the location, according to specified assigned districts, of a telephone sub-

    scriber. When making a long-distance call, the area code of the desired station must be given in addition to the seven-digit telephone number.

Examples

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  1. please tell me the area code and the phone number
  2. so i called 411 every area code in the state
  3. the phone company gave her two area codes
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  5. write down all the numbers with a german area code, ok

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