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

Other Words from corresponding

correspondingly \ ˌkȯr-​ə-​ˈspän-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce corresponding (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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Recent Examples on the Web To activate either player, the Patriots would have to open up a roster spot with a corresponding move. Nicole Yang,, 12 Nov. 2021 The Bears had an open roster spot and did not require a corresponding move to clear room. Brad Biggs,, 30 Oct. 2021 Carolina signed kicker Zane Gonzalez off the Detroit Lions' practice squad in a corresponding move. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2021 Much of this discussion about using cash value as a buffer asset has a corresponding parallel to opening a line of credit with a reverse mortgage and treating it as a volatility buffer asset. Wade Pfau, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 As the Council develops a strategic Battery Industry Catalyzation plan along the lines just elaborated, its financing arm – the FFB, Plank II of the Investamerica Plan – will develop a corresponding financing plan. Robert Hockett, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Count the number of rafter bays inside, and measure the distance from the leak to the wall or roof peak to help pinpoint the corresponding section of the roof outside. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 The song and its corresponding video won musical event of the year and music video of the year. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 10 Nov. 2021 After a press conference with activists from European countries, including Greta Thunberg, I was cropped out of the corresponding news photograph. Vanessa Nakate, CNN, 9 Nov. 2021

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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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30 Nov 2021

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“Corresponding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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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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