Corresponding
Correspond Cor`re*spond" (k?r`r?-sp?nd"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Corresponded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corresponding}.] [Pref. cor- + respond: cf. f. correspondre.] 1. To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout. [1913 Webster]

None of them [the forms of Sidney's sonnets] correspond to the Shakespearean type. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to. [1913 Webster]

Words being but empty sounds, any farther than they are signs of our ideas, we can not but assent to them as they correspond to those ideas we have, but no farther. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster]

After having been long in indirect communication with the exiled family, he [Atterbury] began to correspond directly with the Pretender. --Macaulay.

Syn: To agree; fit; answer; suit; write; address. [1913 Webster]


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  • corresponding — cor‧res‧pon‧ding [ˌkɒrˈspɒndɪŋ ǁ ˌkɔːrspɑːn , ˌkɑː ] adjective [only before a noun] 1. similar to the one you have just mentioned: • Profits for June showed an increase of 1.5% compared to the corresponding period last year. 2. resulting from… …   Financial and business terms

  • Corresponding — Cor re*spond ing, a. 1. Answering; conformable; agreeing; suiting; as, corresponding numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. Carrying on intercourse by letters. [1913 Webster] {Corresponding member of a society}, one residing at a distance, who has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corresponding — I adjective accordant, agreeing, akin, analogous, answerable, apposite, coequal, coextensive, cognate, coincidental, coinciding, collateral, commensurate, comparable, compatible, concerted, concomitant, concordant, conformable, congenial,… …   Law dictionary

  • corresponding — (adj.) 1570s, pp. adj. from CORRESPOND (Cf. correspond). Not common until 19c., when it took on the adj. function of CORRESPONDENT (Cf. correspondent). Related: Correspondingly (1836) …   Etymology dictionary

  • corresponding — adj correlative, complementary, complemental, *reciprocal, convertible Analogous words: similar, analogous, *like, parallel, comparable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • corresponding — [adj] equivalent, matching agnate, akin, alike, analogous, answering, comparable, complementary, consonant, correlative, correspondent, coterminus, identical, interrelated, kin, kindred, like, parallel, reciprocal, similar, synonymous,… …   New thesaurus

  • corresponding — correspondingly, adv. /kawr euh spon ding, kor /, adj. 1. identical in all essentials or respects: corresponding fingerprints. 2. similar in position, purpose, form, etc.: corresponding officials in two states. 3. associated in a working or other …   Universalium

  • corresponding — cor|re|spond|ing [ ,kɔrə spandıŋ ] adjective only before noun ** 1. ) related to or connected with something: Investment in the subway will bring a corresponding improvement in services. corresponding increase/decrease/decline/fall: Rising… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • corresponding */*/ — UK [ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndɪŋ] / US [ˌkɔrəˈspɑndɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] 1) related to or connected with something Investment in the railways will bring a corresponding improvement in services. corresponding increase/decrease/decline/fall: Rising… …   English dictionary

  • corresponding — cor•re•spond•ing [[t]ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dɪŋ, ˌkɒr [/t]] adj. 1) cvb identical in all essentials or respects: corresponding fingerprints[/ex] 2) cvb similar in position, purpose, form, etc.: corresponding officials in two states[/ex] 3) cvb associated in …   From formal English to slang

  • corresponding — adjective Date: 1579 1. a. having or participating in the same relationship (as kind, degree, position, correspondence, or function) especially with regard to the same or like wholes (as geometric figures or sets) < corresponding parts of similar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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