correspondence

noun cor·re·spon·dence \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dən(t)s , ˌkär- \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of correspondence

1 a : communication by letters or e-mail; also : the letters or e-mails exchanged
  • I have a pile of correspondence on my desk.
b : the news, information, or opinion contributed by a correspondent to a newspaper or periodical
2 a : the agreement of things with one another
  • the correspondence between spelling and pronunciation
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

Examples of correspondence in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of correspondence


CORRESPONDENCE Defined for English Language Learners

correspondence

noun

Definition of correspondence for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CORRESPONDENCE Defined for Kids

correspondence

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

Definition of correspondence for Students

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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