noun cor·re·spon·dence \-ˈspän-dən(t)s\

: the activity of writing letters or e-mails to someone

: the letters or e-mails that people write to each other

: a direct relationship to or with something or between two things

Full Definition of CORRESPONDENCE

a :  the agreement of things with one another
b :  a particular similarity
c :  a relation between sets in which each member of one set is associated with one or more members of the other — compare function 5a
a :  communication by letters; also :  the letters exchanged
b :  the news, information, or opinion contributed by a correspondent to a newspaper or periodical


  1. They communicated by telephone and correspondence.
  2. E-mail correspondence has become extremely important for modern businesses.
  3. The two men began a correspondence that would continue throughout their lives.
  4. A book of the author's personal correspondence was published early last year.
  5. A formal tone is always used in business correspondence.
  6. Note the correspondence of each number to a location on the map.
  7. Sometimes there is little correspondence between the way a word is spelled and the way it is pronounced in English.
  8. Sometimes there are few correspondences between spelling and pronunciation.


15th century
May 25, 2015
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