[kawr-uh-spon-ding, kor-]
identical in all essentials or respects: corresponding fingerprints.
similar in position, purpose, form, etc.: corresponding officials in two states.
associated in a working or other relationship: a bolt and its corresponding nut.
dealing with correspondence: a corresponding secretary.
employing the mails as a means of association: a corresponding member of a club.

1570–80; correspond + -ing2

correspondingly, adverb
noncorresponding, adjective, noun
noncorrespondingly, adverb
uncorresponding, adjective
uncorrespondingly, adverb Unabridged


[kawr-uh-spond, kor-]
verb (used without object)
to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to ): His actions do not correspond with his words.
to be similar or analogous; be equivalent in function, position, amount, etc. (usually followed by to ): The U.S. Congress corresponds to the British Parliament.
to communicate by exchange of letters.

1520–30; < (< Middle French) Medieval Latin corrēspondēre. See cor-, respond

correspondingly, adverb
precorrespond, verb (used without object)

1. harmonize, match, tally. Correspond, agree, accord imply comparing persons or things and finding that they harmonize. Correspond suggests having an obvious similarity, though not agreeing in every detail: Part of this report corresponds with the facts. Agree implies having or arriving at a condition in which no essential difference of opinion or detail is evident: All the reports agree. Accord emphasizes agreeing exactly, both in fact and in point of view: This report accords with the other. Unabridged
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correspond (ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd)
vb (usually foll by with or to)
1.  to conform, be in agreement, or be consistent or compatible (with); tally (with)
2.  (usually foll by to) to be similar or analogous in character or function
3.  (usually foll by with) to communicate by letter
[C16: from Medieval Latin corrēspondēre, from Latin respondēre to respond]

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Word Origin & History

1520s, "to be in agreement, to be in harmony with," from M.L. correspondere, from cor- (see com-) "together, with each other" + respondere "to answer" (see respond). Originally in M.L. of two things in mutual action, but by later M.L. it could
be used of one thing only. In English, sense of "to be similar" (to) is from 1640s; that of "to hold communication with" is from c.1600; specifically "to communicate by means of letters" from 1640s (in mid-18c. it also could mean "have sex").

1570s, from correspond. Not common until 19c., when it took on the adj. function of correspondent. Related: Correspondingly (1836).
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Example sentences
The rainfall thus far this season has exceeded any record of corresponding
  periods in past years.
In some ways, self-paced online courses are a throwback to the days when
  learning at a distance meant corresponding by mail.
Every rouble would be backed by a corresponding ten cents in the central-bank
Call is higher pitched than corresponding call of the herring gull.
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