: having the same characteristics as something else : matching something else

: directly related to something

Full Definition of CORRESPONDING

a :  having or participating in the same relationship (as kind, degree, position, correspondence, or function) especially with regard to the same or like wholes (as geometric figures or sets) <corresponding parts of similar triangles>
b :  related, accompanying <all rights carry with them corresponding responsibilities — W. P. Paepcke>
a :  charged with the duty of writing letters <corresponding secretary>
b :  participating or serving at a distance and by mail <a corresponding member of the society>
cor·re·spond·ing·ly \-ˈspän-diŋ-lē\ adverb


  1. Robert is a boy's name, and the corresponding name for a girl is Roberta.
  2. a test question and its corresponding chapter in the textbook
  3. As the cost of steel goes up, expect to see a corresponding increase in building costs.

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