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, 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 Each newsroom could negotiate with Civil to determine what the precise balance would be: more or less cash, along with a corresponding amount of more or fewer tokens. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018 Canada announced corresponding tariffs on a broad list of American exports, including steel and aluminum, as well as dozens of basic consumer products like ketchup, insecticides and laundry machines. New York Times, "White House to Impose Metal Tariffs on Key U.S. Allies, Risking Retaliation," 31 May 2018 The corresponding listing for Bloom's home is live on the Oppenheim Group's website. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Orlando Bloom's House Is Being Sold by the Cast of 'Selling Sunset'," 5 Apr. 2019 The vintage prom queen shoulder ruffles and massive bow were a departure—even for a star who has worn everything—and had fans speculating about her sixth album and its corresponding style message. Vogue, "This Week, Stars Went for Bold Gestures and Bright Colors," 25 Mar. 2019 The corresponding room on the third floor is encircled by a ribbon of windows. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$900,000 Homes in Florida, New Mexico and Kentucky," 3 Jan. 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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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