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 (kôr′ĭ-spŏn′dən-sē, kŏr′-)
n. pl. cor·re·spon·den·cies
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(ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dəns, ˌkɒr-)

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]
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foundations) and correspondencies or relations with other states--a common meaning of "correspondence" and "correspondency" in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
I will not now go behind the general statement to explore the reason of this correspondency. Let it suffice that in the light of these two facts, namely, that the mind is One, and that nature is its correlative, history is to be read and written.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Biplot of axis 1 and 2 from a Dentrated Correspondency Analysis (DCA), for every tree species sampled in different height class (layers) of the plant community.
Keywords: warehouse receipt system; rice farmer characteristics; correspondency analysis; diffusion of innovation