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corresponding

[kawr-uh-spon-ding, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dɪŋ, ˌkɒr-/
adjective
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 relationship:
a bolt and its corresponding nut.
4.
dealing with correspondence:
a corresponding secretary.
5.
employing the mails as a means of association:
a corresponding member of a club.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; correspond + -ing2
Related forms
correspondingly, adverb
noncorresponding, adjective, noun
noncorrespondingly, adverb
uncorresponding, adjective
uncorrespondingly, adverb
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corresponding

adj.

1570s, past participle adjective from correspond. Not common until 19c., when it took on the adjectival function of correspondent. Related: Correspondingly (1836).

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