corresponding

adjective
cor·re·spond·ing | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-diŋ , 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, 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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That deep level of intimacy requires a corresponding level of trust. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Are people really deleting their Facebook accounts? It's complicated," 28 Mar. 2018 Note: The descriptions of items on the tariff list have been simplified, and the corresponding values don’t include all items within those descriptions. WSJ, "From Seafood to Mattresses: How the Latest Tariffs Would Affect U.S. Businesses," 12 July 2018 Zero owners out of 30 would forfeit 12 home dates per season and their corresponding revenue. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Finally Free From LeBron’s Reign, the N.B.A. East Has No Reason to Change," 5 July 2018 Though Tim Federowicz was added to the roster from Class AAA Fresno in a corresponding move, Max Stassi will assume most of McCann's regular reps. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Brian McCann lands on DL again, has surgery on knee," 3 July 2018 RHP Josh Lucas was sent to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move. ... Washington Post, "A’s lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox," 22 Apr. 2018 The Dolphins also signed offensive tackle Roubbens Joseph in a corresponding move. Omar Kelly, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dolphins waive quarterback Brandon Doughty; add tackle Roubbens Joseph," 4 Apr. 2018 Both figures are down from the 25.1 million who watched the corresponding Saturday in Sochi four years ago. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Saturday Olympic ratings strong; NBC sorry for Japan remark," 11 Feb. 2018 Both figures are down from the 25.1 million who watched the corresponding Saturday in Sochi four years ago. USA TODAY, "Saturday Olympic ratings strong; NBC sorry for Japan remark," 11 Feb. 2018

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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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corresponding

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of corresponding

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

: directly related to something

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