Definition of Correspondence

1. Noun. Communication by the exchange of letters.

Generic synonyms: 1st Class, 1st-class Mail, First Class, First-class Mail, Black And White, Written Communication, Written Language
Terms within: Letter, Missive
Specialized synonyms: Card
Derivative terms: Correspond

2. Noun. Compatibility of observations. "The results of two tests were in correspondence"
Exact synonyms: Agreement
Generic synonyms: Compatibility
Specialized synonyms: Conformance, Conformity
Derivative terms: Agree, Correspond

3. Noun. The relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount.

4. Noun. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane.

5. Noun. Similarity by virtue of corresponding.
Exact synonyms: Parallelism
Generic synonyms: Similarity
Derivative terms: Correspondent

Definition of Correspondence

1. n. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters.

Definition of Correspondence

1. Noun. Friendly discussion. ¹

2. Noun. Reciprocal exchange of civilities, especially conversation between persons by means of letters. ¹

3. Noun. An agreement of situations or objects with an expected outcome. ¹

4. Noun. Newspaper or news stories, generally. ¹

5. Noun. Postal or other written communications. ¹

6. Noun. (set theory countable) Another name for a relation. ¹

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Definition of Correspondence

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Medical Definition of Correspondence

1. Communication between persons or between institutions or organizations by an exchange of letters. Its use in indexing and cataloging will generally figure in historical and biographical material. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Correspondence

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Literary usage of Correspondence

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1. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"The correspondence Study Department of the University of Chicago was organized in 1892, at the time the University was established, and is a regular ..."

2. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1903)
"The letters that follow are given chiefly to- illustrate the interest that belongs to the correspondence as a whole, while at the same time they have been ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1898)
"47) denies, and apparently on sufficient grounds, that this correspondence ever existed ; and no letters have been found. At a later period, however, ..."

4. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer (1897)
"The advance, of which we have just marked the first steps, from a correspondence that is uniform to one that is varied, begins to show itself distinctly ..."

5. The Nature of Truth: An Essay by Harold Henry Joachim (1906)
"The above examples will serve to indicate the general type of theory which I call the ' correspondence-notion ' of truth; and without further preliminaries ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1909)
"correspondence respecting the demands made upon the Greek Government. ... correspondence respecting the mixed Commission appointed to investigate the claims ..."

7. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"If the executive government deems the communication of the correspondence inconvenient, it can only be because negotiation is still going on, or, ..."

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