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cor·re·spond·ence / ˌkôrəˈspändəns; ˌkär-/ • n. 1. a close similarity, connection, or equivalence: there is a simple correspondence between the distance of a focused object from the eye and the size of its image on the retina.2. communication by exchanging letters with someone. ∎  letters sent or received: his wife dealt with his private correspondence.DERIVATIVES: cor·re·spond·en·cy / -dənsē/ n. ( rare ).