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English definition of “correspondence”

correspondence

noun     /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns/
[U] COMMUNICATIONS written communications such as letters and emails: Keep copies of all correspondence. email/written correspondencecorrespondence between sb and sb He was ordered to supply copies of any correspondence between his office and the client in question.correspondence from/to/with sb Telephone calls and correspondence to the company were ignored. private/personal/official correspondence
[U] COMMUNICATIONS the act of sending and receiving written communications: They entered into an agreement by correspondence.be in correspondence with sb I have been in correspondence with the bank for nearly a year about this.enter into correspondence (with sb) No correspondence will be entered into.
[C, usually singular] a connection between two things: a close/direct correspondence between sth and sth There is not necessarily a direct correspondence between salary level and job satisfaction.
→ See also commercial correspondence
(Definition of correspondence noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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