Area code

a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided and that precedes the local telephone number when dialing a call between areas.
Contemporary Examples

This is an idea that is supported by virtually every American who does not live in the 202 area code.
Bobby Jindal Dives the Shark Justin Green December 5, 2012

Why are you so secretive about your personal life, even down to what area code you live in?
The Most Dangerous Novel in America? Sara Nelson April 14, 2009

a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls


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