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correspondence theory

noun, Philosophy
1.
the theory of truth that a statement is rendered true by the existence of a fact with corresponding elements and a similar structure.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Contemporary definitions for correspondence theory
noun

a theory holding that truth consists of a correspondence between propositions or judgments and the facts

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