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franking

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Pronunciation: /fraŋkɪŋ
 
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Definition of franking in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of franking a letter or parcel: [as modifier]: a franking machine
More example sentences
  • Stamps - why don't some mail boxes have franking machines (this personal annoyance is somewhat overcome in the US where you can actually get stamps out of an ATM).
  • I wonder why the post office always urges us, the public, to use postcodes, as the franking machines are geared to do, when they are so often ignored?
  • This is a certified course in office work including office management, using fax machines and photocopiers, franking letters, office finances and telephone receptionist skills.
1.1 [count noun] An official mark or signature on a letter or parcel to indicate that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid: the postcards appear complete with franking [count noun]: covers with rare frankings
More example sentences
  • Most agents will have a return address or a franking mark, and thus they will get equally bombarded.
  • Mixed frankings are avidly sought; they were later also possible with the Landscapes series stamps.
  • The little color such frankings add to a collection of whites, reds and oranges make for a positive change.

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