[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.

Origin of corresponding

First recorded in 1570–80; correspond + -ing2
Related formscor·re·spond·ing·ly, adverbnon·cor·res·pond·ing, adjective, nounnon·cor·res·pond·ing·ly, adverbun·cor·re·spond·ing, adjectiveun·cor·re·spond·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for uncorresponding



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper