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postcode Line breaks: post|code
Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊs(t)kəʊd/

Definition of postcode in English:


1A group of numbers or letters and numbers which are added to a postal address to assist the sorting of mail: [as modifier]: postcode sectors
More example sentences
  • The review will not affect postal addresses, postcodes or the catchment area of schools.
  • Six of the borough's 39 post offices have been shut or scheduled for closure, while Wandsworth postcodes came bottom for mail delivery times.
  • There was no accompanying letter and the postcode was missed off the address.
1.1An area denoted by a particular postcode: buoyant house prices in the capital’s smarter postcodes are attributed to city bonuses
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  • The company was not able to commit to providing any more jobs in these postcodes or in our part of London.
  • The song is so loud you'll find people from different postcodes complaining that you should turn it down.
  • What if admissions officers find that not enough schoolchildren with 'potential' apply from the right postcodes?



Example sentences
  • What we would ask is that these items are postcoded and that sheds are securely locked.
  • Inspector Ford said: ‘With new bikes after Christmas it is useful to get them postcoded.’
  • Next time you see one advertised go along and get your property postcoded or at least get some advice on how best to prevent crime.

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