- 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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Related Words for correspondencewriting, comparison, accord, coherence, likeness, symmetry, similarity, concurrence, equivalence, fitness, congruity, regularity, relation, harmony, analogy, consistency, correlation, resemblance, coincidence, conformity
Examples from the Web for correspondence
Contemporary Examples of correspondence
His correspondence, much of which survives, is that of an incisive and articulate observer.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
While Google can argue that actual employees do not read your correspondence (their robots do), Facebook can make no such claim.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook
November 12, 2014
Describing by biographers as an avid writer of letters, little of his correspondence appears available to public view.The True Story of ‘The Elephant Man’
November 3, 2014
The correspondence between the two became, in effect, an alliance by stealth, waiting for events to make it safely transparent.
When their correspondence was finally disclosed, it needed careful parsing.
Historical Examples of correspondence
When you see them, you will observe how he endeavours to hold me to this correspondence.
Have you the least doubt about what must be the issue of this correspondence, if continued?
Would I declare, that I would still honour him with my correspondence?
The language, the style, the tone of the correspondence is the same.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
The correspondence produced a meeting, and the meeting a visit from Ned to the editor.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- 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 correspondence
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.