- 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.
Origin of correspond
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- 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.
Origin of corresponding
Examples from the Web for correspondingly
Third, and correspondingly, Lapid was polling around 10 seats a month ago.Yair Lapid's Historic Opportunity
January 24, 2013
Yet Facebook is rapidly proving itself a correspondingly disappointing investment -- and worse may be ahead.Facebook Needs to Earn Your Trust
August 7, 2012
More than anything else, however, it recognizes that society has changed and, correspondingly, so must sensible conservatives.Britain’s Embrace of Gay Marriage
September 19, 2011
He was correspondingly glad to see her on her return in October.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
But the pursuit of our main army was not correspondingly vigorous.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
When one is elevated, the other is correspondingly depressed.
We were sure we had a broadbill, and were correspondingly worried.Tales of Fishes
Correspondingly sleep may be prevented by disturbances in any one of these spheres.Psychotherapy
- (usually foll by with or to) to conform, be in agreement, or be consistent or compatible (with); tally (with)
- (usually foll by to) to be similar or analogous in character or function
- (usually foll by with) to communicate by letter
Word Origin and History for correspondingly
1520s, "to be in agreement, to be in harmony with," from Middle French correspondre (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin correspondere, from cor- (see com-) "together, with each other" + respondere "to answer" (see respond).
Originally in Medieval Latin of two things in mutual action, but by later Medieval Latin 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"). Related: Corresponded; corresponding.