[kawr-uh-spon-duhns, kor-]


Origin of correspondence

1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrēspondentia. See correspondent, -ence
Related formsnon·cor·res·pond·ence, nounpre·cor·re·spond·ence, noun

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the act or condition of agreeing or corresponding
similarity or analogy
agreement or conformity
  1. communication by the exchange of letters
  2. the letters so exchanged
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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.

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Medicine definitions for correspondence




A relationship between corresponding points on each retina such that stimulation produces a single image.
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