precorrespondence

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To precorrespondence
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;