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Definitions for correspondence
ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dəns, ˌkɒr-cor·re·spon·dence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correspondencenoun

    communication by the exchange of letters

  2. agreement, correspondencenoun

    compatibility of observations

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

  3. commensurateness, correspondence, proportionatenessnoun

    the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount

  4. symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balancenoun

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

  5. parallelism, correspondencenoun

    similarity by virtue of corresponding


  1. correspondencenoun

    Friendly discussion.

  2. correspondencenoun

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

  3. correspondencenoun

    An agreement of situations or objects with an expected outcome.

  4. correspondencenoun

    Newspaper or news stories, generally.

  5. correspondencenoun

    Postal or other written communications.

  6. correspondencenoun

    Another name for a relation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Correspondence, Correspondencynoun

    Etymology: from correspond.

    Between the law of their heavenly operations, and the actions of men in this our state of mortality, such correspondence there is as maketh it expedient to know in some sort the one, for the others more perfect direction. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Whatever we fancy, things keep their course; and their habitudes, correspondencies, and relations keep the same to one another. John Locke.

    I had discovered those unlawful correspondencies they had used, and engagements they had made to embroil my kingdoms. Charles I .

    Sure the villains hold a correspondence
    With the enemy, and thus they would betray us. John Denham.

    It happens very oddly, that the pope and I should have the same thought much about the same time: my enemies will be apt to say, that we hold a correspondence together, and act by concert in this matter. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 116.

    Let such military persons be assured, and well reputed of, rather than factious and popular; holding also good correspondence with the other great men in the state. Francis Bacon, Essay 17.


  1. correspondence

    Correspondence generally refers to the exchange of written communication, such as letters, emails, memos, or other written forms of correspondence, between two or more individuals or organizations. It involves the act of sending and receiving information or messages between parties for various purposes, such as conveying information, sharing thoughts or ideas, seeking clarification, requesting or providing assistance, or engaging in professional or personal communication. Correspondence plays a crucial role in business, personal relationships, formal or official communication, and maintaining connections between individuals or entities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correspondencenoun

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

  2. Correspondencenoun

    the letters which pass between correspondents

  3. Correspondencenoun

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. correspondence

    A form of communication.

    The organization did confirm in their correspondence all employees were to be paid their full wages guaranteed as a combination of government support and their goodwill for the shared prosperity of all employees.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

  2. correspondence

    Correspondence is a written and digital composition which means the writing, receiving and reading of letter between person or correspondence come in the form of letter, emails, circular, report.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 2, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of correspondence in a Sentence

  1. Baroness Diana Barran:

    I have quite a wide portfolio of responsibilities, but I think I get probably 8 or 10 times as much correspondence on loneliness as I get on anything else.

  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. 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.

  4. Charles Lamb:

    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.

  5. The National Archives:

    Included is correspondence from individuals, organizations, and children to President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Andrew Card, and Karl Rove; routine memoranda regarding government awards and promotions; and draft correspondence from the White House with background material.

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