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 trianglesb : related, accompanying individual rights and their corresponding responsibilities
2a : charged with the duty of writing letters corresponding secretaryb : participating or serving at a distance and by mail a corresponding member of the society
correspondinglyplay \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.
Origin and Etymology of corresponding
First Known Use: 1579
CORRESPONDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of corresponding for English Language Learners
: having the same characteristics as something else : matching something else
: directly related to something
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