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, procedural move, right-hander Miguel Diaz was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Dennis Lin,, "Padres claim RHP Tim Melville from Twins," 26 Aug. 2017 But there still hasn’t been a corresponding increase in supply—especially at the low end, where Intel interim chief executive Bob Swan acknowledged the shortages but said Intel would focus its efforts on more expensive chips. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting," 31 Jan. 2019 Three thousand miles away in Singapore, a team of US logistics officials arrived late Monday and was expecting the arrival of a corresponding team from Pyongyang. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Trump ramps up pressure to get North Korea summit on track," 28 May 2018 To do that in 2018, the Bengals need Dalton to fit into one of those quarterbacking categories while the rest of the team and offense finds a corresponding level. Jim Owczarski,, "Three ways the Cincinnati Bengals can get to the Super Bowl in 2018," 18 Jan. 2018 Like the Sons of Ben supporters club in Philadelphia, which was founded more than a year before MLS awarded the Philadelphia Union to the city, the Southern Legion was born without a corresponding team. Stanley Kay,, "Supporters Without a Club: Miami's Southern Legion Still Waits for MLS," 22 Jan. 2015 The authors estimate that an effective range of about 1,100 kilometers would allow electric aircraft to cover 15 percent of the total air miles (and corresponding fuel use) and nearly half the total flights. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "When will electric airliners make sense?," 14 Dec. 2018 Notably, Slack has encountered few corresponding problems from the government in Iran. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Slack is banning some users with links to Iran even if they’ve left the country," 20 Dec. 2018 For its part, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, which represents benefit managers, has argued that eliminating rebates would drive up costs and insurance premiums without a corresponding benefit for patients. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Skies Darken for Drug Middlemen," 7 Aug. 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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English Language Learners Definition of corresponding

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

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