cor·​re·​spond·​ing | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-diŋ How to pronounce corresponding (audio) , ˌkär- \

Definition of corresponding

1a : having or participating in the same relationship (such as kind, degree, position, correspondence, or function) especially with regard to the same or like wholes (such as geometric figures or sets) corresponding parts of similar triangles
b : related, accompanying individual rights and their corresponding responsibilities
2a : 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

Other Words from corresponding

correspondingly \ ˌkȯr-​ə-​ˈspän-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce corresponding (audio) , ˌkär-​ \ adverb

Examples of corresponding in a Sentence

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

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for corresponding

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10 May 2022

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“Corresponding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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