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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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 Because of that, Morris, a corresponding author of the report, emphasized the need for additional research on Keystone. Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle, "Texas officials downplay health threat from little-known mosquito-borne virus that caused symptoms in teen," 23 June 2018 That increase stemmed in part from a recent increase in Treasury bill supply and a corresponding increase in Treasury yields, Ms. Logan said. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "Fed Board Could Tweak a Key Interest Rate Before Next Meeting If Needed, Minutes Show," 29 Nov. 2018 Children can mirror their care routines on the duck and can express their feelings through the toy by holding a circular token to its chest that prompts it to assume the corresponding emotion. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "10 of the Coolest Gadgets We Saw at CES 2018," 13 Jan. 2018 In the corresponding photo, the duo look extremely cozy with each other, their smiles stretching from ear to ear. Dan Barna, Teen Vogue, "The Weeknd and Bella Hadid Have Taken Instagram Flirting to New Heights," 19 Oct. 2018 Beginning in the second week after an increase in pollution levels, the researchers found a corresponding increase in respiratory infections, peaking in the third week after the PM2.5 increase. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Air Pollution May Pose Serious Risks to Young Children," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of corresponding

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for corresponding

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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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