Definitions for: Correspondence


[n] similarity by virtue of correspondence
[n] compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence"
[n] (mathematics) an attribute of a shape; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
[n] communication by exchange of letters
[n] communication by the exchange of letters
[n] a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
[n] the relation of correspondence in degree or size or amount



Webster (1913) Definition: Cor`re*spond"ence (-sp?nd"ens), n. [Cf. F.
correspondance.]
1. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities;
especially, intercourse between persons by means of
letters.

Holding also good correspondence with the other
great men in the state. --Bacon.

To facilitate correspondence between one part of
London and another, was not originally one of the
objects of the post office. --Macaulay.



2. The letters which pass between correspondents.

3. Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to
another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.

Synonyms: agreement, balance, commensurateness, map, mapping, parallelism, proportionateness, symmetricalness, symmetry

Antonyms: asymmetry, imbalance

See Also: 1st class, 1st-class mail, bilateral symmetry, bilateralism, bilaterality, card, compatibility, conformance, conformity, first class, first-class mail, function, geometrical regularity, letter, mathematical function, missive, priority mail, proportion, proportionality, radial symmetry, regularity, similarity, spatial property, spatiality, written communication, written language

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