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cor·re·spon·dence

 (kôr′ĭ-spŏn′dəns, kŏr′-)
n.
1. The act, fact, or state of agreeing or conforming: The correspondence of the witness's statement with the known facts suggests that he is telling the truth.
2. A similarity, connection, or equivalence: Is there a correspondence between corporal punishment in children and criminal behavior in adults?
3.
a. Communication by the exchange of letters, e-mails, or other forms of written messages.
b. The messages sent or received.

correspondence

(ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns)
n
1. the act or condition of agreeing or corresponding
2. similarity or analogy
3. agreement or conformity
4. (Communications & Information)
a. communication by the exchange of letters
b. the letters so exchanged
Also (archaic): correspondency

cor•re•spond•ence

(ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dəns, ˌkɒr-)

n.
1. communication by exchange of letters.
2. a letter or letters that pass between correspondents.
3. an instance of corresponding.
4. similarity or analogy.
5. agreement; conformity.
Also, correspondency (for defs. 3,4,5).
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin]

Correspondence

 

See Also: WRITERS/WRITING

  1. Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up —Sydney Smith
  2. Letters are like bodies, and their meaning like souls —Abraham Ibn Ezra
  3. A letter that was like a poem. It was … like listening to French it was so beautiful —Philip Roth
  4. A lifelong sustained correspondence like a lifelong unbroken friendship or happy marriage, requires explaining: all the cards are stacked against it —Max Lerner
  5. Little letters cozy and innocent as a baby’s layette —Truman Capote
  6. A mess of a letter … it dribbles and mouths all over the place like Maurice Chevalier —Dylan Thomas
  7. Printed [condolence] cards should be abolished; they’re like canned music —Gwen Schwartz-Borden, director Bereavement Center, Family Service Association of Nassau County, quoted in New York Times article on bereavement notes, November 24, 1986
  8. The time is coming when letter writing with pen and ink and sent as a personal message from one person to another will be as much of a rarity as the gold pocket watch carried on a chain —Andy Rooney
  9. A woman’s love letters are like her child. They belong to her more than to anybody else —Edith Wharton
  10. Writing to you is like corresponding with an aching void —Groucho Marx

    See Also: INSULTS

  11. Your letters … they’re like telegrams —Dorothy Parker
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.correspondence - communication by the exchange of letterscorrespondence - communication by the exchange of letters
1st class, 1st-class mail, first-class mail, first class - mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
card - a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures); "they sent us a card from Miami"
2.correspondence - compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence"
compatibility - capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
conformance, conformity - correspondence in form or appearance
3.correspondence - the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
proportionality - a ratio of two quantities that is constant
4.correspondence - (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relationcorrespondence - (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
geometrical regularity, regularity - a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
bilateral symmetry, bilateralism, bilaterality - the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane
radial symmetry - the property of symmetry about an axis; "the starfish illustrates radial symmetry"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
5.correspondence - similarity by virtue of corresponding
similarity - the quality of being similar

correspondence

noun
1. communication, writing, contact The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
2. letters, post, mail He always replied to his correspondence promptly.
3. relation, match, agreement, fitness, comparison, harmony, coincidence, similarity, analogy, correlation, conformity, comparability, concurrence, congruity correspondences between Eastern religions and Christianity

correspondence

noun
Translations
تَماثَل، تَشابُهمُرَاسَلَةمُراسَلـه
korespondenceshoda
korrespondancelighedoverensstemmelseharmoni
kirjeenvaihto
prepiska
levelezés
bréfaskipti; bréfsamòykki; samræmi
文通
교신
korešpondencia
dopisovanjepošta
korrespondens
การติดต่อกันทางจดหมาย
benzerlikmektuplaruygunlukyazışma
thư từ trao đổi

correspondence

[ˌkɒrɪsˈpɒndəns]
A. N
1. (= agreement) → correspondencia f, conexión f (between entre)
2. (= letter-writing) → correspondencia f
to be in correspondence with sbmantener correspondencia con algn
3. (= letters) → correspondencia f
B. CPD correspondence college Ncentro m de enseñanza por correspondencia
correspondence column N (Press) → (sección f de) cartas fpl al director
correspondence course Ncurso m por correspondencia

correspondence

[ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns] n
(= letters) → courrier m
(= exchange of letters) → correspondance f
no correspondence will be entered into → il ne sera répondu à aucun courrier
(= connection) → correspondance f
correspondence between → rapport entrecorrespondence college nétablissement m d'enseignement par correspondancecorrespondence course ncours m par correspondance

correspondence

n
(= agreement, equivalence)Übereinstimmung f(between zwischen, with mit)
(= letter-writing)Korrespondenz f; (= letters also)Briefe pl; (in newspaper) → Leserzuschriften or -briefe pl; to be in correspondence with somebodymit jdm in Korrespondenz stehen (form), → mit jdm korrespondieren; (private) → mit jdm in Briefwechsel stehen, mit jdm korrespondieren (geh)

correspondence

:
correspondence card
nBriefkarte f
correspondence chess
nFernschach nt
correspondence column
n (Press) → Leserbriefspalte f
correspondence course
nFernkurs m
correspondence school

correspondence

[ˌkɒrɪsˈpɒndəns] n
a. (agreement) correspondence (between)accordo (tra)
b. (letters) → corrispondenza; (collection of letters) → carteggio
c. (Math) → corrispondenza

correspond

(korəˈspond) verb
1. (with to) to be similar; to match. A bird's wing corresponds to the arm and hand in humans.
2. (with with) to be in agreement with; to match.
3. to communicate by letter (with). Do they often correspond (with each other)?
ˌcorreˈspondence noun
1. agreement; similarity or likeness.
2. (communication by) letters. I must deal with that (big pile of) correspondence.
ˌcorreˈspondent noun
1. a person with whom one exchanges letters. He has correspondents all over the world.
2. a person who contributes news to a newspaper etc. He's foreign correspondent for `The Times'.
ˌcorreˈsponding adjective
similar, matching. The rainfall this month is not as high as for the corresponding month last year.
correspondence course
a course of lessons by post. a correspondence course in accountancy.

correspondence

مُرَاسَلَة korespondence korrespondance Korrespondenz αλληλογραφία correspondencia kirjeenvaihto correspondance prepiska corrispondenza 文通 교신 correspondentie korrespondanse korespondencja correspondência переписка korrespondens การติดต่อกันทางจดหมาย yazışma thư từ trao đổi 通信

cor·re·spon·dence

n. correspondencia; reciprocidad.
References in classic literature ?
At first, everyone was eager to write, and plump envelopes were carefully poked into the letter box by one or other of the sisters, who felt rather important with their Washington correspondence.
I've been in correspondence with one of the merchants here, and he promised to make arrangements for us.
The fact to be in possession of was therefore that his old friend, the youngest of several daughters of a poor country parson, had, at the age of twenty, on taking service for the first time in the schoolroom, come up to London, in trepidation, to answer in person an advertisement that had already placed her in brief correspondence with the advertiser.
In general thickness, they all bore a seemly correspondence to their length.
That is a good piece of war correspondence, Clarence; you are a first-rate newspaper man.
The finding of the knife was verified, the advertisement minutely describing it and offering a reward for it was put in evidence, and its exact correspondence with that description proved.
Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured, in obtaining her promises of faith and correspondence.
We have already agreed that secrecy may be necessary, and we must acknowledge that it could not be maintained if their correspondence were to pass through Sir John's hands.
In the course of my necessary correspondence with Mr.
She was driven away, never to revisit this neighbourhood: but a regular correspondence was established between her and my master when things were more settled.
The grasp included the whole correspondence, with one exception -- that exception being a final report from the civil engineer, which notified the termination of the connection between his pupil and himself, and the immediate return of Frank to his father's house.
That this correspondence with the public enemy was not a correspondence of to-day, or of yesterday, or even of last year, or of the year before.