Definition of correspondence in English:


Line breaks: cor¦res|pond|ence
Pronunciation: /kɒrɪˈspɒnd(ə)ns


  • 2 [mass noun] Communication by exchanging letters: the organization engaged in detailed correspondence with local MPs
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    • He also reads the Limerick Leader and is in regular correspondence with cousins and neighbours in Ballingrane.
    • The two associations were in correspondence with one another and exchanged printed minutes.
    • They could suggest only that there would be direct correspondence with the President.
    letter writing, writing, written communication
  • 2.1Letters sent or received: his wife dealt with his private correspondence
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    • So I sent back a letter asking for all future correspondence to be sent direct to me.
    • I sent to your Honour some copies of correspondence that was received and sent overnight.
    • I have received correspondence from the Department that indicates the need for the supplement is acknowledged.
    mail, post, communication, written communication; letters, messages, missives


late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin correspondentia, from correspondent- 'corresponding' (see correspondent).

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