Definition of correspondence theory in English:

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correspondence theory

Philosophy

noun

The theory that states that the definition or criterion of truth is that true propositions correspond to the facts.
Example sentences
  • For foundationalists - or for advocates of the correspondence theory of truth generally - a belief or proposition is either true or it isn't.
  • It is more likely that the move invokes a certain form of the correspondence theory of truth: if what someone says at a certain time is true, then the state of the world at that time must be such as to make it true.
  • How should one go about deciding between the correspondence theory and the prosentential theory?

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Syllabification: cor·re·spond·ence the·o·ry

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