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In geographical sense, address is express the position or location of an individual or organization. See also Japanese addressing system.

In telecommunication, the term address has the following meanings:

1. In communications, the coded representation of the source or destination of a message.

2. In data processing, a character or group of characters that identifies a register, a particular part of storage, or some other data source or destination.

3. To assign to a device or item of data a label to identify its location.

4. The part of a selection signal that indicates the destination of a call.

5. To refer to a device or data item by its address.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188