Correspondence
Correspondence Cor`re*spond"ence (-sp?nd"ens), n. [Cf. F. correspondance.] 1. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters. [1913 Webster]

Holding also good correspondence with the other great men in the state. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

To facilitate correspondence between one part of London and another, was not originally one of the objects of the post office. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. The letters which pass between correspondents. [1913 Webster]

3. Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation. [1913 Webster]


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  • correspondence — cor‧re‧spon‧dence [ˌkɒrˈspɒndəns ǁ ˌkɔːrˈspɑːn , ˌkɑː ] noun [uncountable] 1. letters exchanged between people, especially business or official letters: • Any correspondence concerning the inquiry should be sent to Mr Alan Wood. comˌmercial… …   Financial and business terms

  • Correspondence — may refer to: In general usage, non concurrent, remote communication between people, including letters, email, newsgroups, Internet forums, blogs Correspondence theory of truth (philosophy), a theory in epistemology Correspondence principle… …   Wikipedia

  • correspondence — [n1] agreement accord, analogy, coherence, coincidence, comparability, comparison, concurrence, conformity, congruity, consistency, correlation, equivalence, fitness, harmony, likeness, match, regularity, relation, resemblance, similarity,… …   New thesaurus

  • correspondence — [kôr΄əspän′dəns, kär΄əspän′dəns] n. [ME < ML correspondentia < prp. of correspondere: see CORRESPOND] 1. agreement with something else or with one another; conformity 2. similarity; analogy 3. a) communication by exchange of letters b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • correspondence — theory of truth …   Philosophy dictionary

  • correspondence — I (communication by letters) noun communication, dispatches, epistulae, exchange of letters, letter writing, letters, litterae, mail, missives, writings II (similarity) noun accord, agreement, analogy, comparability, conformity, congruence,… …   Law dictionary

  • correspondence — early 15c., harmony, agreement, from M.L. correspondentia, from correspondentem (nom. correspondens), prp. of correspondere (see CORRESPOND (Cf. correspond)). Sense of communication by letters is first attested 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • correspondence — *intercourse, communication, conversation, converse, communion, commerce, traffic, dealings …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • correspondence — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of corresponding. 2) letters sent or received …   English terms dictionary

  • correspondence — noun 1 letters exchanged ADJECTIVE ▪ confidential, personal, private ▪ business, diplomatic, official ▪ regular ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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