What does correspondence mean?

Definitions for correspondenceˌkɔr əˈspɒn dəns, ˌkɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word correspondence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. correspondence(noun)

    communication by the exchange of letters

  2. agreement, correspondence(noun)

    compatibility of observations

    "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence"

  3. commensurateness, correspondence, proportionateness(noun)

    the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount

  4. symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balance(noun)

    (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

  5. parallelism, correspondence(noun)

    similarity by virtue of corresponding


  1. correspondence(Noun)

    Friendly discussion.

  2. correspondence(Noun)

    Reciprocal exchange of civilities, especially conversation between persons by means of letters.

  3. correspondence(Noun)

    An agreement of situations or objects with an expected outcome.

  4. correspondence(Noun)

    Newspaper or news stories, generally.

  5. correspondence(Noun)

    Postal or other written communications.

  6. correspondence(Noun)

    Another name for a relation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correspondence(noun)

    friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters

  2. Correspondence(noun)

    the letters which pass between correspondents

  3. Correspondence(noun)

    mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. correspondance.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correspondence' in Nouns Frequency: #2216


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correspondence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correspondence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Todd Godfrey:

    It was a lot of correspondence.

  2. Deng Ming-Dao:

    Those truly linked don't need correspondence, When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.

  3. Tonja Carter:

    Was it an earlier draft of 'Watchman,' or of 'Mockingbird,' or even, as early correspondence indicates it might be, a third book bridging the two? I don't know.

  4. Thomas Szasz:

    The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.

  5. Evelyn Waugh:

    His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.

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