correspondence

[kawr-uh-spon-duhns, kor-]
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrēspondentia. See correspondent, -ence

noncorrespondence, noun
precorrespondence, noun


5. accord, concord, consonance.
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correspondence (ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndəns)
 
n
1.  the act or condition of agreeing or corresponding
2.  similarity or analogy
3.  agreement or conformity
4.  a.  communication by the exchange of letters
 b.  the letters so exchanged

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correspondence
early 15c., "harmony, agreement," from M.L. correspondentia, from correspondentem, prp. of correspondere "correspond," from com- "together" + respondere "to answer" (see respond). Sense of "communication by letters" is first attested 1640s.
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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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Example sentences
Think of it this way: even in the absence of numerical counting, one-to-one correspondences can be used to measure relative sizes.
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.
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