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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending that data with sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period of December 2020. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "King Von's 'I Am What I Am' Crowns Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to 'Power Book II'," 12 Jan. 2021 In a corresponding press release, Humphrey elaborated on his bill, which is among the first filed in this year’s session of Oklakhoma’s state legislature. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Major New Legislation Calls for Bigfoot Hunting Season," 21 Jan. 2021 When a player of interest is identified, members of the recruitment staff trawl through footage of his domestic displays, and the corresponding performance data, on platforms like Wyscout, InStat and Scout7. New York Times, "Moisés Caicedo and the Perils of Too Much Interest," 21 Jan. 2021 Holmes wore a relaxed, oversized blazer in patchwork denim with a corresponding pair of ankle-length jeans. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Wore Double Denim Again for a Walk With Boyfriend Emilio Vitolo," 14 Jan. 2021 By this point, Jasmine had started her own company, Built Custom Homes, as well as a corresponding blog. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Jasmine Roth Reveals HGTV Discovered Her Through a Hashtag on Her Instagram Posts," 11 Jan. 2021 As a corresponding move, the Saints waived receiver Austin Carr from the active roster. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "Saints activate veteran safety D.J. Swearinger from COVID-19 list, waive Austin Carr; see all moves," 11 Jan. 2021 The Postal Service will get an annual rate increase tied to inflation, plus a corresponding bump based on the growing number of delivery points mail carriers must visit six days a week. Washington Post, "USPS delays are threatening small-town newspapers. So is a postage price increase.," 4 Jan. 2021 Now they can only be spent by the owners of the corresponding private keys. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer," 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of corresponding

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for corresponding

see correspond

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The first known use of corresponding was in 1579

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15 Feb 2021

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“Corresponding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of corresponding

: having the same characteristics as something else : matching something else
: directly related to something

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