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.
n 1: communication by the exchange of letters
2: compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement
between theory and measurement"; "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 or relation; exact
correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing
line or plane [syn: symmetry, symmetricalness, balance]
7: similarity by virtue of correspondence [syn: parallelism]