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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n correspondence compatibility of observations "there was no agreement between theory and measurement","the results of two tests were in correspondence"
    • n correspondence similarity by virtue of corresponding
    • n correspondence (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    • n correspondence communication by the exchange of letters
    • n correspondence the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    • ***

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Our racing correspondent writes that Mr. LLOYD GEORGE is having some difficulty with his string Our racing correspondent writes that Mr. LLOYD GEORGE is having some difficulty with his string

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
    • Correspondence 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.""To facilitate correspondence between one part of London and another, was not originally one of the objects of the post office."
    • Correspondence Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.
    • Correspondence The letters which pass between correspondents.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People are marrying younger today than they did before the turn of the century. In the United States, in 1890, the average age of men at their first marriage was twenty-six years, compared with twenty-three today. For women, the corresponding figures are twenty-two then and just under twenty-one now.
    • n correspondence A relation of parallelism, or similarity in position and relation. See correspondent, a., 1, and correspond, 1.
    • n correspondence 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 correspondence 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 correspondence That which corresponds to something else; one of a pair or series that is complementary to another or others.
    • n correspondence Intercourse between persons at a distance by means of letters sent and answers received.
    • n correspondence Hence The letters which pass between correspondents: as, the correspondence of Goethe and Schiller is published.
    • n correspondence Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of offices or civilities; social relation.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bore-hole seismometry indicates that the land in Oklahoma moves up and down 25cm throughout the day, corresponding with the tides. Earth tides are generally about one-third the size of ocean tides.
    • ns Correspondence suitableness, harmony, relation of agreement: friendly intercourse: communication by means of letters: letters which pass between correspondents
    • ***


  • David Mamet
    “We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dream life.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.”
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    “We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.”
  • Kathleen Raine
    Kathleen Raine
    “Meanings, moods, the whole scale of our inner experience finds in nature the correspondence through which we may know our boundless selves.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. correspondance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined from L. cor, with, and respondēre.


In literature:

A Selection from the Correspondence of the Verney Family during the reign of Charles I. to the year 1639.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
Cicero's correspondence begins B.C.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Having taken up my pen on this subject, allow me to remark upon the manner in which MR. COLLIER's folio is referred to by your correspondent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 192, July 2, 1853" by Various
Girls, on the other hand, prefer such games as correspond to their future occupations.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Let us have the second question of your correspondent.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
That creed, while it corresponded to his very deepest emotions, took a peculiar and characteristic form.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
In a few cases these chance to be shorter, more euphonious, and more directly to the point than the corresponding English phrase.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
One little correspondence throws a gleam of unconscious humor on the dull routine of Washington's correspondence.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
It dropped to earth, killing the pilot and an American newspaper correspondent who was in the observer's seat.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
In 1743, he was placed in the college of Dublin, and then commenced his correspondence with Shackleton.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
But I am still afraid its ability will not correspond with our wants and our wishes.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
The Marquis had never been a good correspondent.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery served as corresponding secretary for twenty one years, from 1880 to 1901.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The connection was a happy one, if we may trust the loving tone of their correspondence.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Provincial Secretary's Correspondence, Serie S. Military Secretary's Correspondence, Series GS.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
With the general improvements of agriculture under Charlemagne, there was a corresponding improvement in the art of building.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
The other columns give the corresponding observations with the longer threads.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Mamma has as few secrets, I think, as most people, and her correspondence is generally very uninteresting.
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Wine increases in value merely with the passage of time, at a rate which corresponds to the profit on capital.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
With them and others Napoleon appears to have corresponded regularly.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane

In poetry:

Like an envelope, tear it across,
With Horizon begin correspondence,
Give your speech the sheer Alpian force,
Overcome the sick sense of forlornness.
"Do not fret, do not cry, do not tax..." by Boris Pasternak
Love thou each godly person as thy eyes —
Keep correspondence with the just and good —
Follow th' examples of the learn'd and wise —
But utterly abhor and shun the lewd.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
LOCATIONS and times—what is it in me that meets them all, whenever
and wherever, and makes me at home?
Forms, colors, densities, odors—what is it in me that corresponds
with them?
"Locations And Times" by Walt Whitman
Mumsie and Dad are raven dark
And I am lily blonde.
''Tis strange,' I once heard nurse remark,
'You do not correspond.'
And yet they claim me as their own,
Born of their flesh and bone.
"Poor Kid" by Robert W Service
I note the various schemes and arts,
As prompted by the different hearts,
They lead to different deeds.
As deeds and hearts will correspond,
By observation it is found
There should be different meeds.
"The Teacher's Soliloquy" by Jared Barhite
and I am elated & vague for love of her
and she is chilly & lost for love of me
and we are for each other
that which needs which, corresponding to Henry's mother
but which can not have, like the lifting sea
over each other's fur.
"Dream Song 117: Disturbed, when Henry's love returned with a hubby" by John Berryman

In news:

Weiner's ex-girlfriends include Bloomberg correspondent Gigi Stone, seen here at the New York premiere of the movie "Limitless" this past March.
The Early Show correspondents discuss cuddle parties meant to provide an environment for strangers to rediscover touch and affection to help deal with stress.
The authorities have ruled out any cull, while experts have said the increase in attacks merely corresponds with a rise in the human population.
CBS News Correspondant Jim Axelrod reports video blogging is the latest trend in Internet posting.
Frank Currier is a CBS News correspondent based in Chicago and primarily covering news events in the Midwest.
CORY VAN BROOKHOVEN Record Express Correspondent, Staff Writer.
Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown takes a look at one of the biggest entertainment events of this holiday season, "The Lord of the Rings.".
Former NPR Correspondent Sets Out to " Decode DC".
Over the past decade, NPR listeners had grown accustomed to hearing the voice of reporter Andrea Seabrook, breaking down developments in Washington as a Congressional correspondent.
Tim Tuttle Sports Correspondent April 10, 2012.
CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips asked.
Falling asleep at the wheel while driving is more common that we might think, reports CBS News national correspondent Jim Axelrod.
As Early Show national correspondent Tracy Smith points out, there's nothing dry about dry cleaning at all.
A discussion with Richard Dudman, former Bangor Daily News journalist about his life and experiences as a reporter, correspondent and editor.
Special Correspondent Simon Marks reports.

In science:

Two distinct members of Π can be distinguished by a root and so the corresponding T -orbits are separated by the corresponding meromorphic function.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The two cases correspond to a curved and zero curvature interface respectively in the corresponding polynuclear growth model.
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
Figure 2: The word corresponding to the walker configuration (B) of Figure 1, the sequence of oscillating tableaux corresponding to the word, and the two line array constructed from the oscillating tableaux.
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
The solid line corresponds to the maximum toroidal field within the overshoot layer Bmax (which is found to be at high latitudes) and the dashed line corresponds to the toroidal field near the equator Beq at a latitude of around 100 .
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
Therefore it corresponds to the Schr¨odinger picture while (1) corresponds to the Heisenberg picture.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
Thus, any element of L (S (R+ )) can be considered as a “generalized matrix” with a lower index corresponding to S ′ (R+ ) and an upper one corresponding to S (R+ ).
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
In the multilayer picture, E (+) can be seen as the corresponding x, while E (−) can be seen as the corresponding p.
Simple trace criterion for classification of multilayers
To each d-dimansional simplicial complex there corresponds a dual graph, vertices of which are in one-to-one correspondence with d-simplices.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Moreover, if to one end of an edge there corresponds say ai, then to the other end there corresponds a−1, and vice-versa.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
The leg, for example corresponding to φij, can be imagined as a strip (ribbon) (defining thus a ribbon or fat graph), the sides of the leg-ribbon have indices i and j correspondingly.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
P is the sum over al l monomials in the Taylor-expansion corresponding to multi-indices I with IP ≥ 1 for al l P ∈ C and cI is the corresponding combinatorial factor, depending only on the incompatibility relation.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
While Ω corresponds to the transition elements gij k of a gerbe in [BM], the field Φ would correspond to the λij .
Spinfoam models for M-theory
Filled symbols correspond to the out-degree property, and same open symbols—to the corresponding in-degree property, see legend and definitions in the text.
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph
This conjectured correspondence states that a quantum theory of gravity whose boundary conditions are the same as those of asymptotically anti de Sitter (AdS) spacetime is in 1-1 correspondence with a quantum conformal field theory (CFT) defined on the boundary of this spacetime.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
The plane partitions we are dealing with correspond to the tilings of a pseudo-hexagon; they are thus limited, in the sense that the corresponding pile must be embedded in the pile that defines the pseudo-hexagon.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain