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CORRESPONDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does correspondence mean? 

CORRESPONDENCE (noun)
  The noun CORRESPONDENCE has 6 senses:

1. communication by the exchange of letters
2. compatibility of observations
3. the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
4. a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
5. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
6. similarity by virtue of corresponding

  Familiarity information: CORRESPONDENCE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORRESPONDENCE (noun)


Sense 1correspondence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Communication by the exchange of letters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("correspondence" is a kind of...):

1st class; 1st-class mail; first class; first-class mail (mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection)

written communication; written language (communication by means of written symbols)

Meronyms (parts of "correspondence"):

letter; missive (a written message addressed to a person or organization)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "correspondence"):

card (a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures))


Sense 2correspondence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compatibility of observations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

agreement; correspondence

Context examples:

there was no agreement between theory and measurement / the results of two tests were in correspondence

Hypernyms ("correspondence" is a kind of...):

compatibility (capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "correspondence"):

conformance; conformity (correspondence in form or appearance)


Sense 3correspondence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

commensurateness; proportionateness; correspondence

Hypernyms ("correspondence" is a kind of...):

proportionality (a ratio of two quantities that is constant)


Sense 4correspondence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

mapping; map; correspondence

Hypernyms ("correspondence" is a kind of...):

function; mathematical function (a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "correspondence"):

isometry (a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points)


Sense 5correspondence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

symmetry; symmetricalness; correspondence; balance

Hypernyms ("correspondence" is a kind of...):

spatial property; spatiality (any property relating to or occupying space)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "correspondence"):

geometrical regularity; regularity (a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles)

bilateral symmetry; bilateralism; bilaterality (the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane)

radial symmetry (the property of symmetry about an axis)


Sense 6correspondence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Similarity by virtue of corresponding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

parallelism; correspondence

Hypernyms ("correspondence" is a kind of...):

similarity (the quality of being similar)


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