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Definition of correspondence noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌkɑrəˈspɑndəns//
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  1. 1[uncountable] correspondence (with somebody) the letters a person sends and receives personal/private correspondence The editor welcomes correspondence from readers on any subject. the correspondence column/page (= in a newspaper)
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] correspondence (with somebody) the activity of writing letters I refused to enter into any correspondence (= to exchange letters) with him about it. We have been in correspondence for months. We kept up a correspondence for many years.
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] correspondence (between A and B) a connection between two things; the fact of two things being similar There is a close correspondence between the two extracts.
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