Meaning of “correspondence course” in the English Dictionary

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"correspondence course" in British English

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correspondence coursenoun [ C ]

uk /kɒr.ɪˈspɒn.dəns ˌkɔːs/ us /kɔːr.əˈspɑːn.dəns ˌkɔːrs/

Examples from literature

  • A correspondence course would be splendid for him if he can't get away from the farm for regular college work. 
  • A great many of the girls and boys took correspondence courses in stenography, drawing, bookkeeping, illustrating, etc., etc. The purely mechanical work of the mill does not satisfy them. 
  • He began at once with correspondence courses in mechanical and electrical engineering. 
  • I am taking two correspondence courses, and mean to continue my studies here in my wagon. 
  • The school also directs extension classes in outlying parts of the city and neighboring places and correspondence courses for study classes and individual students in all parts of the country. 

(Definition of “correspondence course” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"correspondence course" in Business English

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correspondence coursenoun [ C ]

uk us

a course of study that you do from your home with books and other information that are sent to you by post or email:

(Definition of “correspondence course” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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