zip code

  

Definition

A code which was established by the United States Postal Service, for the purposes of identifying a location and routing the mail to that location. A zip code was originally 5 digits long, and now has been expanded to 9 digits for more detailed identification. The 5 digit zip code is still sufficient for sending all items of mail; the 9 digit zip code is used primarily by businesses as they sometimes get a discount for doing so. Zip code stands for ‘Zoning Improvement Plan' code.

Use zip code in a sentence

Related Videos




http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/zip-code.html

Have a question about zip code? Ask for help in the
Community
advertise here

Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z