country code



  • noun a voluntary code of conduct for people spending leisure time in the countryside, which indicates how to respect the natural environment and avoid causing damage to it


  • A code used for dialing a country other than that within which a telephone call is originated. Such a code is usually followed by a city code, and then the specific telephone number. Some regions require dialing the country code even when the call is originated in the same country.
  • Over the Internet, a two-character abbreviation which identifies a country. It appears at the end of a Uniform resource Locator, or address, as in:, where the country code is qq. A given country code in an address does not necessarily mean that the host to that address is physically there. Also called Internet country code.

Information & Library Science


  • noun a number dialled after the international access code and before the area code when making a call to another country