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 correspondingly (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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In a corresponding move, Colorado recalled Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ all-star shortstop Trevor Story heads to injured list with sprained thumb," 20 June 2019 Outfielder Cesar Puello, who had a .390 batting average and 1.183 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 50 plate appearances since late May, was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Maria Torres,, "Angels’ Justin Upton hits a home run in his first at-bat of season," 17 June 2019 Veteran backstop Caleb Joseph was recalled from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding move Friday. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly to receive more starts in wake of Alex Avila injury," 14 June 2019 Researchers looked at the corresponding levels of cortisol found in the hair of the dogs and their owners, making measurements in both the winter and the summer. Maria Pasquini,, "Dogs Can Pick up on Their Owner’s Stress Levels and Feel Anxious Too: Study," 10 June 2019 There’s also evidence that increased oxytocin (the love and bonding hormone) in female dogs results in increased interactions with their owner, causing a corresponding increase in the owner’s oxytocin levels. Bronwyn Orr, Quartz, "Your stress is hurting your dog, according to a new study," 9 June 2019 In a corresponding move, the Marlins recalled reliever Tyler Kinley from Triple-A New Orleans. Wells Dusenbury,, "Caleb Smith heading to the IL; Marlins MLB draft draws strong reviews," 7 June 2019 Tracking climate change means (among other things) tracking annual changes in global greenhouse gas emissions and the corresponding increases in the atmospheric CO2 concentration. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "The oceans absorbed extra CO₂ in the 2000s," 31 May 2019 For other affected products, mitigation is available through microcode updates, coupled with corresponding updates to operating system and hypervisor software that are available starting today. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Intel: You don't need to disable Hyper-Threading to protect against the ZombieLoad CPU exploit," 15 May 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of corresponding

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

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having a desire to acquire more things

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