- 1A close similarity, connection, or equivalence: there is a simple correspondence between the distance of a focused object from the eye and the size of its image on the retinaMore example sentences
- Metaphorical extension does, however, presuppose the recognition of similarities, or correspondences, between the source and the target domains.
- Some close correspondences can be found between the rhetoric of Robinson and that of Cicero and, to an even greater extent, Quintilian.
- So I wasn't satisfied with just noting a few close correspondences.
- 2 [mass noun] Communication by exchanging letters: the organization engaged in detailed correspondence with local MPsMore example sentences
letter writing, writing, written communication
- He also reads the Limerick Leader and is in regular correspondence with cousins and neighbours in Ballingrane.
- The two associations were in correspondence with one another and exchanged printed minutes.
- They could suggest only that there would be direct correspondence with the President.
- 2.1Letters sent or received: his wife dealt with his private correspondenceMore example sentences
- So I sent back a letter asking for all future correspondence to be sent direct to me.
- I sent to your Honour some copies of correspondence that was received and sent overnight.
- I have received correspondence from the Department that indicates the need for the supplement is acknowledged.
late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin correspondentia, from correspondent- 'corresponding' (see correspondent).