correspondence

correspondence
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Communication by letter, etc.
Nouns
1. correspondence, communication by letter, postcard, etc., letter writing; personal or business correspondence; mail-order selling (see sale).
2.
a. letter, epistle, note; billet, billet doux, love letter; aerogram; [picture] postcard; poison-pen letter, fan letter, Dear John letter, round robin, bread-and-butter letter; missive, favor; dispatch, these presents; rescript (see answer); cover letter, form letter, circular, newsletter (see publication), open letter; round robin, chain or circular letter; first-, second-(etc.)class mail; drop letter, express mail, post, mail, air mail, special delivery or handling, priority mail, etc.; letter of resignation; letter of credit. Informal, snail mail.
b. letterhead, inside address, salutation, letter body, complimentary close, address, destination, enclosure, attachment, P. S., P. P. S.
3.
a. mail, post, postal service; post office, post office box, P. O. box, general post office, GPO; mailbox, postbox, letter box; mail drop; mail bag; postage, stamp, postmark, postage meter; mail carrier, mailman, mail-woman; ZIP code, ZIP + 4, postal code; Express Mail, Priority Post, Federal Express, FedEx, United Parcel Service, UPS, etc.; Pony Express, stage coach; poste restante.
b. electronic mail, e-mail; mail server; Eudora, Outlook Express, etc. See computers.
4. correspondent, letter writer; pen pal.
Verbs — correspond, write; write to, send or post a letter to, keep up a correspondence (with); write back, acknowledge, answer, reply, RSVP; mail, send, post. Informal, drop a line.
Adjectives — postal; epistolary; mail-order.
Adverbs — by mail, by letter.
Phrases — RSVP.
Quotations — Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls (John Donne), Correspondences are like small-clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up (Sydney Smith).
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The quality of being like]
Syn. conformity, equivalence, accord; see agreement 2 , similarity .
2. [Communication by letter]
Syn. messages, mail, exchange of letters, letter writing; see communication 2 , letter 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. agreement harmony, conformity, consistency, compatibility, match, coinciding, accordance, congruity.
2. communication letters, *faxes, messages, mail, dispatches.
ANT.: 1. disagreement, incongruity
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or state of agreeing or conforming: accordance, agreement, chime, conformance, conformation, conformity, congruence, congruity, harmonization, harmony, keeping. See AGREE. 2. The quality or state of being alike: affinity, alikeness, analogy, comparison, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude, uniformity, uniformness. See SAME.

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