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 for correspondence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Correspondence \Cor`re*spond"ence\ (-sp?nd"ens), n. [Cf. F.
     correspondance.]
     1. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities;
        especially, intercourse between persons by means of
        letters.
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              Holding also good correspondence with the other
              great men in the state.               --Bacon.
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              To facilitate correspondence between one part of
              London and another, was not originally one of the
              objects of the post office.           --Macaulay.
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     2. The letters which pass between correspondents.
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     3. Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to
        another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  correspondence
      n 1: communication by the exchange of letters
      2: compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement
         between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests
         were in correspondence" [syn: agreement, correspondence]
      3: the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
         [syn: commensurateness, correspondence,
         proportionateness]
      4: (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact
         reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or
         plane [syn: symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence,
         balance] [ant: asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance]
      5: similarity by virtue of corresponding [syn: parallelism,
         correspondence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  293 Moby Thesaurus words for "correspondence":
     ESP, PP, RD, RFD, accommodation, accompaniment, accord, accordance,
     account, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adjustment, affinity,
     agape, agreement, airmail, alikeness, alliance, amity, analogy,
     annals, answer, aping, approach, approximation, assent,
     assimilation, association, balance, bilateral symmetry,
     bonds of harmony, book post, brotherly love, cahoots, calm,
     caritas, catalog, cement of friendship, charity, chorus, chronicle,
     closeness, co-working, coaction, coequality, coextension,
     coherence, coincidence, collaboration, collectivity, collusion,
     combination, combined effort, commerce, communication, communion,
     community, community of interests, comparability, comparison,
     compatibility, compliance, concert, concerted action, concomitance,
     concord, concordance, concourse, concurrence, confluence,
     conformance, conformation, conformation other-direction,
     conformity, congeniality, congress, congruence, congruency,
     congruity, conjunction, connection, consilience, consistency,
     consonance, consort, conspiracy, constancy, contact, continuity,
     conventionality, conversation, converse, cooperation, copying,
     corelation, correlation, correlativism, correlativity, dealing,
     dealings, direct mail, direct-mail selling, documentation,
     dynamic symmetry, empathy, equability, equality, equanimity,
     equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance,
     equity, equivalence, equivalency, esprit, esprit de corps,
     eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness, exchange, express,
     feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, finish,
     flexibility, fourth-class mail, frank, frictionlessness,
     good vibes, good vibrations, halfpenny post, happy family, harmony,
     history, homogeneity, homoousia, identity, imitation,
     indistinguishability, information, interaction, interchange,
     intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interplay,
     intersection, inventory, inverse proportion, inverse ratio,
     inverse relationship, junction, junk mail, justice, keeping,
     kinship, letter post, letters, levelness, like-mindedness,
     likeness, likening, line, linguistic intercourse, list, love, mail,
     mail-order selling, mailing list, malleability, memorial, message,
     mimicking, monolithism, multilateral symmetry, mutuality, nearness,
     newspaper post, no difference, obedience, observance, oneness,
     orthodoxy, overlap, par, parallelism, parasitism, parcel post,
     parity, peace, persistence, pipe roll, pliancy, poise, polarity,
     post, post day, proportion, proportionality, rapport,
     rapprochement, reciprocality, reciprocation, reciprocity,
     reconcilement, reconciliation, record, recording, register,
     registered mail, registry, regularity, relativity, relic, remains,
     reply, resemblance, response, roll, rolls, roster, rota,
     rural delivery, rural free delivery, sameness, saprophytism,
     scroll, sea mail, seapost, self-consistency, self-identity,
     selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, semblance, shapeliness, sharing,
     similarity, simile, similitude, simulation, simultaneity,
     social intercourse, solidarity, speaking, special delivery,
     special handling, speech, speech circuit, speech situation,
     stability, steadfastness, steadiness, strictness, surface mail,
     symbiosis, symmetricalness, symmetry, sympathy, symphony, sync,
     synchronism, synergy, synonymity, synonymousness, synonymy, table,
     talking, tally, team spirit, telepathy, timing, token, touch,
     trace, traditionalism, traffic, trilateral symmetry, truck,
     two-way communication, understanding, uniformity, union, unison,
     unisonance, united action, unity, unruffledness, vestige
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CORRESPONDENCE. The letters written by one to another, and the answers 
  thereto, make what is called the correspondence of the parties. 
       2. In general, the correspondence of the parties contains the best 
  evidence of the facts to which it relates. See Letter, contracts; Proposal. 
       3. When an offer to contract is made by letter, it must be accepted 
  unconditionally for if the precise terms are changed, even in the slightest 
  degree, there is no contract. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 904. See, as to the power of 
  revoking an offer made by letter, 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 933. 
  
  

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