- communication by exchange of letters.
- a letter or letters that pass between correspondents: It will take me all day to answer this business correspondence.
- Also correspondency. an instance of corresponding.
- similarity or analogy.
- agreement; conformity.
- news, commentary, letters, etc., received from a newspaper or magazine correspondent.
- Mathematics. function(def 4a).
Origin of correspondence
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Examples from the Web for correspondences
The archive is filled with correspondences from Ginsberg and other lovers, but one letter stands out.The Mystery of the Allen Ginsberg-Diana Trilling Feud
June 12, 2013
The table of correspondences converts this to the number 28.The Best of Brit Lit
March 18, 2010
But here we rise above the region of correspondences into that of similarity.Expositions of Holy Scripture
In this life it is restrained by these other correspondences.
But not to have these correspondences is to be in the state of Death.
The best we can do, is to judge for ourselves from the correspondences of things.The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism
A. Leah Underhill
This he brings out in his theory of correspondences and agreements.Zones of the Spirit
- the act or condition of agreeing or corresponding
- similarity or analogy
- agreement or conformity
- communication by the exchange of letters
- the letters so exchanged
Word Origin and History for correspondences
early 15c., "harmony, agreement," from Medieval Latin correspondentia, from correspondentem (nominative correspondens), present participle of correspondere (see correspond). Sense of "communication by letters" is first attested 1640s.
- A relationship between corresponding points on each retina such that stimulation produces a single image.