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Dictionary Definition

correspondence

Noun

1 communication by the exchange of letters
2 compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence" [syn: agreement]
3 the relation of correspondence in degree or size or amount [syn: commensurateness, proportionateness]
4 a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set [syn: mapping, map]
5 communication by exchange of letters
6 (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane [syn: symmetry, symmetricalness, balance] [ant: asymmetry]
7 similarity by virtue of correspondence [syn: parallelism]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • kŏ"rĭspŏn'dəns, /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns/, /%kQrI"spQd@ns/

Noun

  1. Friendly discussion.
  2. Reciprocal exchange of civilities, especially conversation between persons by means of letters.
  3. An agreement of situations or objects with an expected outcome.
  4. Newspaper or news stories, generally.
  5. Postal or other written communications.
  6. Another name for a relation.

See also

correspondent

Extensive Definition

Correspondence may refer to:
correspondence in Ido: Korespondo
correspondence in Italian: Corrispondenza
correspondence in Dutch: Correspondentie
correspondence in Japanese: 対応 (数学)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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