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correspondence Line breaks: cor¦res|pond|ence
Pronunciation: /kɒrɪˈspɒnd(ə)ns/

Definition of correspondence in English:


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 retina
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  • 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.
correlation, similarity, resemblance, comparability, compatibility, agreement, consistency, congruity, conformity, uniformity, harmony, affinity, accordance, accord, concurrence, coincidence;
association, relationship, connection, interaction
2 [mass noun] Communication by exchanging letters: the organization engaged in detailed correspondence with local MPs
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  • 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.
letter writing, writing, written communication
2.1Letters sent or received: his wife dealt with his private correspondence
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  • 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.
mail, post, communication, written communication;


Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin correspondentia, from correspondent- 'corresponding' (see correspondent).

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