Definition of correspondence
1a : the agreement of things with one another <the correspondence between spelling and pronunciation>b : a particular similarityc : a relation between sets in which each member of one set is associated with one or more members of the other — compare function 5a
2a : 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
Examples of correspondence in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of correspondence
First Known Use: 15th century
CORRESPONDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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