area code

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of area code

: a usually 3-digit number that identifies a particular telephone service area in a country (such as the U.S. or Canada)

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First Known Use of area code

1941

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area code

Definition of area code for English Language Learners

  • : a number that represents each telephone service area in a country (such as the U.S. or Canada)


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area code

noun

Definition of area code for Students

: a usually three-digit number that represents a telephone service area in a country


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