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address (oneself) to

1. To speak to a specific person or group at the exclusion of others. Right now, I'm only addressing myself to the graduating seniors. I'll talk to the other grades tomorrow.
2. To focus on a certain problem or situation. I needed to address myself to the burst pipe in my basement—that's why I didn't attend the dinner party.
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address (something) to

1. To direct or express one's thoughts or opinions to a person or group. If you're trying to get donations for the school, address your speech to the parents, not the recent graduates. As these seem to be recurring issues, I need to address the complaints to my whole department.
2. To put the recipient's name and address on a package or envelope to be mailed. Penny addressed the package to her brother before taking it to the post office.
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address something to someone

to write someone's name and address on an envelope, package, letter, etc. Gilbert addressed the envelope to Walter.
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address to

1. To indicate that something is to be sent to someone or some place by writing an address on it: She addressed the letter to her brother.
2. To say something directly to some specific person or group: The school president addressed the speech to everyone who plans to graduate this year.
3. To focus someone on a problem in order to find a solution. Used reflexively: In the next meeting, the town officials will address themselves to the issue of privacy.
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An actual MAC address is needed to get data to a specific machine on the network; thus, each machine and device on the network must map the "transient" IP address to the "real" MAC address associated with each machine.
Since a taxpayer may want a temporary address to be the last known address, any instruction to the IRS to use a temporary address must include all of the details above as well as a clear statement of the time period during which the IRS is to use the temporary address.
QuickAddress Pro users simply enter parts of the address to
Once registered, Return Path members can easily send a customized e-card announcing their new address to friends and business contacts by uploading their e-mail address book.
Language and accent barriers between caller and operator have also been minimized, as QuickAddress brings the address to the screen in 15 keystrokes or less.
The looming shortage of IP addresses, if not addressed through IPv6, will affect the growth of Internet applications and services and hinder the development of Internet-enabled devices, since every device connected to the Internet, whether mobile or stationary, needs a globally unique address to enable it to communicate with other Internet-connected devices.
Much like the old person-to-person phone call, the system uses the `mail shell' address to match and authenticate each party's identity, rather than just the recipient's.
If, however, a consumer requires authorization before providing the new address to the business then the consumer will receive an email from ActiveNames disclosing that the business is inquiring about their new address, and requesting whether or not they would like it released.
V3 provides custom Web and e-mail addresses allowing users to have a short and easy e-mail address to remember.
Address incrementing cuts the total time to program from 750 ns per address to only 240 ns per address.
When a NetID DHCP Server issues an address to a client, it updates the NetID database and name servers in parallel.
The gateway automatically translates the local address to the assigned address before sending traffic to the WAN.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 1996--No matter how often e-mail users change Internet service providers or jobs, their electronic correspondence now can follow them wherever they go: Bigfoot, the fastest growing global e-mail directory on the Internet, today introduced "Bigfoot For Life," a free service that allows e-mail users to choose a permanent e-mail address to which all of their messages can be forwarded.
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