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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar′ea code`(n.)

  1. a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided, used when dialing a call between areas.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. area code(noun)

    a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. area code(noun)ˈɛər i ə

    telephone numbers for a particular U.S. or Canadian region


  1. area code(Noun)

    A prefix appended to a telephone number indicating the geographical area.


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