cor·​re·​spond·​ing ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-diŋ How to pronounce corresponding (audio)
: 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
: related, accompanying
individual rights and their corresponding responsibilities
: charged with the duty of writing letters
corresponding secretary
: participating or serving at a distance and by mail
a corresponding member of the society
correspondingly 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Neither group could say with certainty what the source of the virus was, though the Texas authors noted there was no indication of a corresponding spike in human illness in the cities when the virus was detected in wastewater. Megan Molteni and Helen Branswell, STAT, 13 May 2024 Because of this tricky problem, there have been attempts to create a corresponding map that helps gardeners know which plants might survive summer in their area. NPR, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for corresponding 

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Word History


see correspond

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of corresponding was in 1579

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“Corresponding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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