Area-code

area code

noun
a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided and that precedes the local telephone number when dialing a call between areas.

Origin:
1960–65

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area code
 
n
a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls

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