correspondence cor‧re‧spon‧dence [ˌkɒrˈspɒndəns ǁ ˌkɔːrˈspɑːn-, ˌkɑː-] noun [uncountable]
1. letters exchanged between people, especially business or official letters:

• Any correspondence concerning the inquiry should be sent to Mr Alan Wood.

comˌmercial correˈspondence
business letters, especially as a subject of study:

• The book contains standard models for commercial correspondence and business communication.

2. the process of sending and receiving letters:

• Details eventually were given after correspondence with the Western Board.

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correspondence UK US /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns/ noun
[U] COMMUNICATIONS written communications such as letters and emails: »

Keep copies of all correspondence.


email/written correspondence

correspondence 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(Cf. ↑commercial correspondence)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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