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area code a set of three numbers given to different areas of the United States and Canada for telephone service. An area code must be dialed before the telephone number when calling someone outside a local area.
bar code a set of black bars on a white background printed on the labels of goods and mail. A bar code is scanned by a computer that reads information such as price.
code word a politically acceptable word or phrase that conveys a hidden meaning or disguises the truth by indirection; euphemism.
color-code to organize, classify, or designate according to color.
dialing code the British word for the set of digits at the beginning of a telephone number that represents a telephone district. Dialing code has a meaning similar to area code.
dress code a set of rules defining acceptable clothing and appearance for a particular place, occasion, or group.
genetic code the rules governing the order in which amino acids are added to a nascent protein as it is being synthesized according to the order of nucleotides in DNA and RNA molecules.
Morse code a code in which letters of the alphabet or numbers are represented by dots and dashes or by short and long flashes of light or sound.
penal code the body of laws of a country that relates to various crimes and offenses and their penalties.
post code in the UK, a code made up of letters and numerals used to identify a postal address.
Universal Product Code a series of vertical bars printed on packages of consumer goods that indicates price, type of product, and the like, and that can be read by a computerized scanner. (Cf. bar code.)
Zip Code (Trademark) Zip Code is a U.S. Postal Service system that uses a code of five or more numbers to identify every postal delivery area in the United States. Zip stands for "Zone Improvement Plan."