Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


English Wikipedia has an article on:

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “correspondence” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Morphologically correspond +‎ -ence.


  • enPR: kŏ"rĭspŏn'dəns, IPA(key): /ˌkɒɹɪˈspɒndəns/
  • (file)


correspondence (countable and uncountable, plural correspondences)

  1. (uncountable) Friendly discussion.
  2. (uncountable) Reciprocal exchange of civilities, especially conversation between persons by means of letters.
  3. (countable) An agreement of situations or objects with an expected outcome.
  4. (uncountable) Newspaper or news stories, generally.
  5. (countable) A postal or other written communication.
  6. (uncountable) Postal or other written communications.
  7. (set theory, countable) A relation.
  8. (theology) According to Swedenborg, a relationship of similarity between physical and spiritual things, such as that of light to wisdom, or warmth to love.


See also[edit]