from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, fact, or state of agreeing or conforming.
- n. Similarity or analogy.
- n. Communication by the exchange of letters.
- n. The letters written or received.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Friendly discussion.
- n. Reciprocal exchange of civilities, especially conversation between persons by means of letters.
- n. An agreement of situations or objects with an expected outcome.
- n. Newspaper or news stories, generally.
- n. Postal or other written communications.
- n. Another name for a relation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters.
- n. The letters which pass between correspondents.
- n. Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A relation of parallelism, or similarity in position and relation. See correspondent, a., 1, and correspond, 1.
- n. A relation of conformableness or congruity; the state of being adapted or reciprocally related in form or character; a condition of agreement or relative fitness.
- n. In mathematics, a mode of relation by which each individual of one set is related to a definite number of individuals of another (or the same) set, and a definite number of individuals of the first set is related to each individual of the second set. If M is the first number and N the second, the relation is said to be an N to M correspondence.
- n. That which corresponds to something else; one of a pair or series that is complementary to another or others.
- n. Intercourse between persons at a distance by means of letters sent and answers received.
- n. Hence The letters which pass between correspondents: as, the correspondence of Goethe and Schiller is published.
- n. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of offices or civilities; social relation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
- n. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
- n. compatibility of observations
- n. similarity by virtue of corresponding
- n. communication by the exchange of letters
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