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1. The specific directions to find someone or an organization.
What is your business address?


2. To call someone by title or name.
In court, judges are addressed as 'Your Honour'.
How do you address a female teacher? - Miss or Ma'am?


3. A formal speech.
The graduation address was boring.
A postal address signifies a specific location in your town, city, neighborhood, apartment building, etc.


When addressing international mail, you may use the following USPS recommendations for addresses.


Use all capital letters with no more than 5 lines, including:
1. Addressee's name
2. Street address or P.O. box number
3. City or town, principal subdivision such as province, state, or county, and postal code. In some countries, the postal code may precede the city or town.
4. Country name


An example postal address in the U.S.:


MR JOHN SMITH
176, MY STREET,
SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES 90404
UNITED STATES
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In computer science, "address" refers to the location of a specific piece of information, device or other item that can be accessed by computers.


The most common system used for addresses on the Internet are IP addresses that use a series of four numbers, separated by dots. An example would be: 127.0.0.1


Each computer or device on that network will have a unique "address" that is known by the other computers and devices in the network. Your own personal computer will also have a unique address that it uses for interacting with the various resources on the Internet.


When you use your browser to request a web page from a web server, the web server usually makes a record of what computer asked for the web page, what web page was requested, and whether or not the web page was successfully sent to the requesting computer. The record will contain, among this other data, the IP address of your computer.


Additionally, your internet service provider (ISP) stores who was using what IP address at a particular time. Under an existing law, ISPs are required to retain records for 90 days upon request of a "government entity". They will usually keep that records 3 to 9 months.
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