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correspondence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Correspondence  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  correspondence 
  n  1:  communication  by  the  exchange  of  letters 
  2:  compatibility  of  observations;  "there  was  no  agreement 
  between  theory  and  measurment";  "the  results  of  two  tests 
  were  in  correspondence"  [syn:  {agreement}] 
  3:  the  relation  of  correspondence  in  degree  or  size  or  amount 
  [syn:  {commensurateness},  {proportionateness}] 
  4:  a  function  such  that  for  every  element  of  one  set  there  is  a 
  unique  element  of  another  set  [syn:  {mapping},  {map}] 
  5:  communication  by  exchange  of  letters 
  6:  (mathematics)  an  attribute  of  a  shape;  exact  correspondence 
  of  form  on  opposite  sides  of  a  dividing  line  or  plane 
  [syn:  {symmetry},  {symmetricalness},  {balance}]  [ant:  {asymmetry}] 
  7:  similarity  by  virtue  of  correspondence  [syn:  {parallelism}] 




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