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
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
Examples of CORRESPONDENCE
- They communicated by telephone and correspondence.
- E-mail correspondence has become extremely important for modern businesses.
- The two men began a correspondence that would continue throughout their lives.
- A book of the author's personal correspondence was published early last year.
- A formal tone is always used in business correspondence.
- Note the correspondence of each number to a location on the map.
- Sometimes there is little correspondence between the way a word is spelled and the way it is pronounced in English.
- Sometimes there are few correspondences between spelling and pronunciation.
First Known Use of CORRESPONDENCE
Related to CORRESPONDENCE
: communication by means of letters or e-mail : the letters or e-mail exchanged
: agreement between certain things <Sometimes there is little correspondence between the spelling and the pronunciation of a word.>
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