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correspondence

[kawr-uh-spon-duh ns, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dəns, ˌkɒr-/
noun
1.
communication by exchange of letters.
2.
a letter or letters that pass between correspondents:
It will take me all day to answer this business correspondence.
3.
Also, correspondency. an instance of corresponding.
4.
similarity or analogy.
5.
agreement; conformity.
6.
news, commentary, letters, etc., received from a newspaper or magazine correspondent.
7.
Mathematics, function (def 4a).
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrēspondentia. See correspondent, -ence
Related forms
noncorrespondence, noun
precorrespondence, noun
Synonyms
5. accord, concord, consonance.
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Examples from the web for correspondences
  • Think of it this way: even in the absence of numerical counting, one-to-one correspondences can be used to measure relative sizes.
  • Phonemic awareness helps children learn the letter-sound correspondences needed to read and spell words.
  • Reviews research on the question of how to best teach letter-sound correspondences in beginning reading instruction.
  • In words of more than one syllable there is less consistency in their spelling-to-sound correspondences.
  • To find correspondences between image elements from two images with different viewpoints.
British Dictionary definitions for correspondences

correspondence

/ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns/
noun
1.
the act or condition of agreeing or corresponding
2.
similarity or analogy
3.
agreement or conformity
4.
  1. communication by the exchange of letters
  2. the letters so exchanged
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Word Origin and History for correspondences

correspondence

n.

early 15c., "harmony, agreement," from Medieval Latin correspondentia, from correspondentem (nominative correspondens), present participle of correspondere (see correspond). Sense of "communication by letters" is first attested 1640s.

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correspondences in Medicine

correspondence cor·re·spon·dence (kôr'ĭ-spŏn'dəns)
n.
A relationship between corresponding points on each retina such that stimulation produces a single image.

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