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re·turn ad·dress

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  1. return addressnoun

    the address of the sender of a letter or parcel indicating where it should be returned if it cannot be delivered

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  1. Return address

    In postal mail, a return address is an explicit inclusion of the address of the person sending the message. It provides the recipient (and sometimes authorized intermediaries) with a means to determine how to respond to the sender of the message if needed. The return address should include an address or P.O. box details in the same way as the delivery address should. In countries like the United States, the return address is located in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope, card, or label. In the United Kingdom, the return address is usually placed on the reverse of the envelope, after the words "Return address".Businesses often use envelopes preprinted with a return address. Many individuals have sheets of adhesive labels preprinted with their home address to affix to their correspondence. Charities sometimes include such sheets in mailshots. Rolls of return address labels can be purchased from companies that sell personalized labels to provide individuals an easy way to peel and stick return address labels to their envelopes. The return address is not required on postal mail. However, lack of a return address prevents the postal service from being able to return the item if it proves undeliverable; such as from damage, postage due, or invalid destination. Such mail may otherwise become dead letter mail.

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  1. return address

    A return address is a specific location address usually placed at the top left or back side of an envelope or package where the sender specifies his/her address for the purpose of receiving the mail or package back in case it cannot be delivered to the recipient. In the context of computer science, a return address is a specific location in the memory where a computer program resumes its execution after calling a subroutine or function.

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  1. Return address

    In postal mail, a return address is an explicit inclusion of the address of the person sending the message. It provides the recipient with a means to determine how to respond to the sender of the message if needed. The return address need not include a sender's name, but should include address or P.O. box details in the same way as the delivery address should. In some countries, the return address is conventionally located in the upper left hand corner of the envelope, card, or label. In the United Kingdom, the return address is usually placed on the reverse of the envelope, near the top. Businesses often use envelopes preprinted with a return address. Many individuals have sheets of adhesive labels preprinted with their home address to affix to their correspondence. Charities sometimes include such sheets in mailshots. Rolls of Return Address Labels can be purchased from companies that sell personalized labels to provide individuals an easy way to peel and stick return address labels to their envelopes. The return address is not required on postal mail. However, lack of a return address prevents the postal service from being able to return the item if it proves undeliverable; such as from damage, postage due, or invalid destination. Such mail may thus become dead letter mail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of return address in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of return address in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Bill Cassara:

    Would you believe the person who wrote that letter was kind enough to put his name and return address? it was somewhere in Northern California. And my contact told me the guy was a wheelchair-bound paraplegic. The deputy assured me they were going to this guy’s house and make sure it would never happen again. Doris and Terry were a bit relieved but it certainly brought up those fears. Those fears certainly never left Terry.


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