[kawr-uh-spon-duh ns, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dəns, ˌkɒr-/
communication by exchange of letters.
a letter or letters that pass between :
It will take me all day to answer this business correspondence.
Also, correspondency. an instance of .
similarity or analogy.
news, commentary, letters, etc., received from a newspaper or magazine .
Mathematics. (def 4a).
the act or condition of agreeing or corresponding
similarity or analogy
agreement or conformity
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.
correspondence cor·re·spon·dence (kôr’ĭ-spŏn’dəns)
A relationship between corresponding points on each retina such that stimulation produces a single image.
- Correspondence column
noun 1. a section of a newspaper or magazine in which are printed readers’ letters to the editor
noun 1. . noun, American History. 1. an intercolonial committee organized 1772 by Samuel Adams in Massachusetts to keep colonists informed of British anticolonial actions and to plan colonial resistance or countermeasures. 2. (sometimes lowercase) any of various similar organizations formed for the same purpose during the late colonial period.
noun 1. a course of instruction provided by a correspondence school. noun See distance learning
noun, Physics. 1. the principle that the laws of quantum mechanics and of any new theory that may be developed reduce to the laws of Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetic theory when applied to systems in which Planck’s constant can be regarded as negligible, wavelengths are comparatively small, dimensions are relatively large, etc.