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date stamp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Mail
date stampˈdate stamp noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 a) TCMan object used for printing the date on documents b) TCMthe mark that it makes
Examples from the Corpus
date stampYou know e-mail has gone mainstream when Uncle Sam is developing an electronic postmark to time and date stamp e-mail.Always check the date stamp to be sure.The date stamp must be altered every day, as the Post Office will not accept pre- or post-dated mail.
From Longman Business Dictionarydate stampˈdate stamp1 verb [transitive]1to print the date on a document or an envelopeThe Government is developing an electronic postmark to time and date stamp email.The form must be date stamped by the Post Office.2to print the date on a product in order to show when it was made or the date by which it should be eaten, sold, or useddate stampˈdate stamp1a stamp that has movable numbers, and is used to print the date on a document or envelope2a printed date that shows when something was done or made, or when it should be eaten, sold, or used byAccording to the date stamp on the report, it was delivered last December.The foods now have a date stamp and are guaranteed to reach British shops within six weeks of production. stamp
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