Definition of area code noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


area code

; NAmE
Phone services, Making calls
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the numbers for a particular area or city, which you use when you are making a telephone call from outside the local area The area code for New York is 212. compare dialling code Wordfinderarea code, call, dial, engaged, hold, line, message, phone, ring off, voicemail See related entries: Phone services, Making calls
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