• WordNet 3.6
    • adj correspondent similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar "brains and computers are often considered analogous","salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
    • n correspondent someone who communicates by means of letters
    • n correspondent a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
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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).
    • Correspondent (Com) One who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance.
    • Correspondent One who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical.
    • Correspondent One with whom intercourse is carried on by letter.
    • a Correspondent Suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing. "Action correspondent or repugnant unto the law.""As fast the correspondent passions rise.""I will be correspondent to command."
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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.
    • correspondent Having the relation of correspondence. Occupying similar positions or having similar relations. See correspond, 1.
    • correspondent Conformable; congruous; suited; similar: as, let behavior be correspondent to profession, and both be correspondent to good morals.
    • correspondent Obedient; conformable in behavior.
    • correspondent Responsible.
    • n correspondent One who corresponds; one with whom intercourse, as of friendship or of business, is carried on by letters or messages; specifically, one who sends from a distance regular communications in epistolary form to a newspaper.
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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.
    • adj Correspondent agreeing with: suitable
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  • 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. correspondant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined from L. cor, with, and respondēre.


In literature:

The correspondence was broken off by the Vicar-General.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
They correspond to God, but correspondence is not similarity; rather it presupposes unlikeness.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Marian isn't the sort of girl to open up a correspondence in such a fashion.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Hardy notes in his memoirs that it soon began to do much harm to the Corresponding Society.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The difference of this correspondence in inanimate and animate bodies may be expressed by symbols.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
His correspondents and friends followed the idea of the moment.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
I never before dined with the staff correspondent of a great New York newspaper, and I am really seeking information.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
That same afternoon, I, with three other correspondents, was allowed to take passage on barge No.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Place had been a member of the Corresponding Society, and was at one time chairman of the weekly committee.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Charles Dickens and this new correspondent became subsequently true and fast friends.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens

In poetry:

Oh, Times's correspondent,
You might have spared us this!
We did not know that this was so,
And ignorance was bliss.
"A Shattered Illusion" by P G Wodehouse
Like thinning echoes tumbling to sleep beyond
In a unity umbrageous and infinite,
Vast as the night stupendously moonlit,
All smells and colors and sounds correspond.
"Correspondences" by Allen Tate
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

In news:

Al Stilley Sports Correspondent October 17, 2012.
This story was written by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller.
Its latest weapon is a program that can actually predict where crimes will happen CBS justice correspondent Bob Orr has a first look at the results.
NY Times Chief Washington Correspondent and author, David Sanger, has followed up his first work on President Obama, "The Inheritance" which came out about three years ago.
Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen spins his tales tonight at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, Nev. By Mel Shields Bee Correspondent.
In their Correspondence letter (July 21, p 217).
Mobile BayBears batboy Wade Vadakin will be honored for working his 1,000th game today when the BayBears host Pensacola at Hank Aaron Stadium.Â(Correspondent, Chip English)Â.
As CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian reports, the system is breaking down in some of America's biggest cities.
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones US Consumer Goods Index.
Atlantic Monthly correspondent Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, has posted a meditation on evolving consumer habits.
Jeffrey MacDonald, Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor / December 6, 2004.
In a primetime news conference back in April, NBC News' White House correspondent, David Gregory, scratched a national itch.
Globe Correspondent / September 22, 2012.
In this May 21, 2012 file photo, television correspondent Sabrina Quagliozzi reports from inside the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.
Melissa Dillon Correspondent November 13, 2012.

In science:

It is clear that this is a well-defined subdivision of ΣX G and we denote the corresponding variety by ˆX G and the corresponding divisor by ˆD(G) .
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Under the transformation x1 → x1 + 2π i the term of the sum that correspond to C, g , h changes into the term that corresponds to C, g + e1 , h.
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
An interesting property of the corresponding LZS problem is that for α 6= β interchanging α and β leads to essentially different solutions of the corresponding Schr¨odinger equation while P being the same in both cases.
Effects of nonlinear sweep in the Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg effect
Black vertices correspond to simple roots such that the corresponding root subspaces belong to the Levi part of the parabolic subgroup.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
The case m = 8 has not been explored yet as for the corresponding extension of Hamilton dynamics; note however that the corresponding Clifford algebra is C ℓ(3) ≈ H ⊕ H [11, 12], and does not parallelize S 7 .
Quaternionic integrable systems