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.

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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