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.

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  • Despite being located in the same zip code, the two residences were nothing alike, one was located in the desired school district and had recent renovations and the other was in complete disrepair.

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  • Please look up the the nine digit zip code for the city of Piscataway in the state of New Jersey.

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  • One of the most well-known zip codes is "90210" which is the Beverly Hills designation, this famous number was the title of a popular 90's TV show set in that city.

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