post·​code | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌkōd How to pronounce postcode (audio) \

Definition of postcode

: a code (as of numbers and letters) used similarly to the zip code especially in the United Kingdom and Australia

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James Kanagasooriam, a former Tory strategist, estimates that 500,000 people live in postcodes where more than 90% plumped for Remain, whereas only 57,000 live in ones which voted that strongly for Leave. The Economist, "How Brexit made Britain a country of Remainers and Leavers," 20 June 2019 The Moon stays in this airy sign until Wednesday morning at 11:15 a.m. Catch up with friends who are from outside of your postcode. Venus Australis,, "Your Horoscope This Week," 9 June 2019 The uneven distribution of the vote also means that, whereas the overall result was 52:48, the median postcode backed Leave by about 59:41, according to Mr Kanagasooriam. The Economist, "How Brexit made Britain a country of Remainers and Leavers," 20 June 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of postcode

British : a group of numbers and letters that is used especially in the United Kingdom and Australia as part of an address to identify a mail delivery area

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