letter of recommendation
A letter written by one person who is familiar with another, usually a teacher, employer, or person of similar authority, evaluating and often extolling the fitness of the other person for a position.
See Also: letter of reference

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  • letter of recommendation — letter listing one s credentials …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • letter of recommendation — A letter commending the services of a former employee and speaking of him in such terms as will tend to bring him to the favorable notice of one to whom he may apply for employment; sometimes being directed to whom it may concern and handed to… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • letter of credence — letter of recommendation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recommendation — rec‧om‧men‧da‧tion [ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. official advice given to someone about what to do: • His office will review the proposal and make a recommendation to the commission. • The plant was closed on the… …   Financial and business terms

  • recommendation — mid 15c., from O.Fr. recommendation (Mod.Fr. recommandation), from M.L. recommendationem, noun of action from recommendare (see RECOMMEND (Cf. recommend)). Letter of recommendation is from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Recommendation letter — A recommendation letter or letter of recommendation is a letter in which the writer assesses the qualities, characteristics, and capabilities of the person being recommended in terms of that individual’s ability to perform a particular task or… …   Wikipedia

  • recommendation — noun 1 official suggestion ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, strong ▪ clear ▪ unanimous ▪ detailed ▪ specific …   Collocations dictionary

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