form of address

form of address
form of address ˌform of adˈdress noun forms of address PLURALFORM [countable]
a word or expression used as the correct polite way of speaking or writing to someone. For example, `Sir', `Dear Madam', and `Messrs' are forms of address:

• He was careful always to use the correct form of address.

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form of address UK US noun [C] (plural forms of address) COMMUNICATIONS
a word or words used when politely speaking or writing to someone: »

Be sure to use the correct form of address when writing to customers.


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