Cor·re·spond v. i. [imp. & p. p. Corresponded; p. pr. & vb. n. Corresponding.]
1. To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.
None of them [the forms of Sidney's sonnets] correspond to the Shakespearean type. --J. A. Symonds.
2. To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to.
Words being but empty sounds, any farther than they are signs of our ideas, we can not but assent to them as they correspond to those ideas we have, but no farther. --Locke.
3. To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with.
After having been long in indirect communication with the exiled family, he [Atterbury] began to correspond directly with the Pretender. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- To agree; fit; answer; suit; write; address.
1. Answering; conformable; agreeing; suiting; as, corresponding numbers.
2. Carrying on intercourse by letters.
Corresponding member of a society, one residing at a distance, who has been invited to correspond with the society, and aid in carrying out its designs without taking part in its management.
adj 1: accompanying; "all rights carry with them corresponding
2: similar especially in position or purpose; "a number of
corresponding diagonal points"
3: conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding
dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year" [syn:
4: agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree; "the figures are
large but the corresponding totals next year will be
larger" [syn: proportionate, in proportion to]