respondence

[ri-spon-duhns]
noun
the act of responding; response: respondence to a stimulus.
Also, respondency.


Origin:
1580–90; < obsolete French; see respond, -ence

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respond (rɪˈspɒnd)
 
vb (foll by to)
1.  to state or utter (something) in reply
2.  (intr) to act in reply; react: to respond by issuing an invitation
3.  to react favourably: this patient will respond to treatment
4.  an archaic word for correspond
 
n
5.  architect a pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel
6.  Christianity a choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service
 
[C14: from Old French respondre, from Latin rēspondēre to return like for like, from re- + spondēre to pledge; see spouse, sponsor]
 
re'spondence
 
n
 
re'spondency
 
n
 
re'sponder
 
n

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Example sentences
Secretary's working drafts, also include a few items of cor respondence, newspaper clippings.
The secretary receives and opens all mail, including collective bargaining cor- respondence.
The intention was to keep the cor respondence quiet until the sentiment of all the national committeemen had been ascertained.
The information contained in your cor-respondence is incorporated by reference herein.
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