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correspondence

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

1
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
2
a :  communication by letters; also :  the letters exchanged
b :  the news, information, or opinion contributed by a correspondent to a newspaper or periodical
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Examples of CORRESPONDENCE

  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.

First Known Use of CORRESPONDENCE

15th century
CORRESPONDENCE Defined for Kids

correspondence

noun cor·re·spon·dence \ˌkr-ə-ˈspän-dəns\

Definition of CORRESPONDENCE for Kids

1
:  communication by means of letters or e-mail :  the letters or e-mail exchanged
2
:  agreement between certain things <Sometimes there is little correspondence between the spelling and the pronunciation of a word.>
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