corresponding

adjective cor·re·spond·ing \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-diŋ , ˌkär- \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of corresponding

1 a : 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
2 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

correspondingly

play \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-diŋ-lē, ˌkär-\ adverb

Examples of corresponding in a Sentence

  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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Origin and Etymology of corresponding


CORRESPONDING Defined for English Language Learners

corresponding

adjective

Definition of corresponding for English Language Learners

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

  • : directly related to something



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