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 triangles
>
b. related, accompanying <
all rights carry with them corresponding responsibilities — W. P. Paepcke
>
2. a. 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
>
correspondingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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

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