postcode

(redirected from postal code)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

postcode

An alphanumeric code assigned to each geographic location (address) in the UK.

Postcode Sets:
Outcode/outward code
Generally 3 to 4 alphanumeric characters long (except in London, due to crowding):
• First letter/pair of letters corresponds to the (postcode) area;
• Numbers 0 to 99 alpha correspond to the (postcode) district;
• Followed by space (except on internet forms for US bodies, for which the Zip Code is an uninterrupted string of 5 digits—e.g., 90210). The postcode sector is represented by the outcode plus the first digit of the incode.

Incode/inward code
3 characters long; used to sort mail at the final delivery office. The incode generally represents a street, part of a street or a single address, and is used for route-planning software.
References in periodicals archive ?
Researchers will not be able to use 6-digit postal codes to locate, as precisely as possible, individuals' homes, and derive exposure measures based on this location.
Even though clients' addresses are not available, the postal code may be used, in the same purpose, as in the analyzed case.
The postal code system will allow the community and all segments of society -- including emergency services, and other service sectors -- to use it in a simplified manner that helps them easily identify their destinations and the city's streets and roads in a very short time.
Since then, the speech-enabled "Postal Code Helpline" has significantly improved service for SingPost customers through fast and easy access to postal code information.
Entry-level Atlas Market Data for the UK includes Motorways, primary routes and A roads, county boundaries, 120 postal code areas, water features and a gazetteer including the 50 largest communities.
In Korea, the service will be expanded to more than 50 additional postal codes, covering key cities such as the Gyeonggi Province, a major economic center of Korea.
The new Intermec Intellibeam(TM) EX25 scan engine reads and decodes 1D and 2D bar codes in any orientation from six inches to 50 feet, as well as composite and postal codes.
Furthermore, this combined offering raises the bar for the industry in terms of local targeting by allowing online advertisers to geo-target ads with even greater depth based on area codes and postal codes worldwide.
The device combines the latest in CMOS image sensor technology, illumination and optics to create a compact, lightweight optical module capable of reading 1D linear codes, 2D stacked/matrix codes, OCR fonts, postal codes and digital image capture.
com provides weather information for 6,500 German cities and 7,000 world cities as well as 8,000 German postal codes.
The software matches the address on the mailer's file list to one on the CD-ROM, verifies the address accuracy and then adds the correct postal codes.