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1  —as in:
corresponding time period
Definition connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
  • The girls are using a simple code where "1" corresponds to "A", "2" to "B" and so on for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
corresponds = is equivalent
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • All rights carry with them corresponding responsibilities.
  • corresponding = matching (going together)
  • In each option, the benefits correspond with the expense.
  • correspond = are proportionate
  • To use the chart, find your height in the left column, your weight in that row, and then look at the corresponding bottom row to see if you should be concerned that you may be overweight.
  • corresponding = matching (where one is meant to be viewed with the other)
  • In looking at three different studies, I found that all the findings correspond with each other.
  • correspond = fit together (by being consistent or similar)
  • Eskimos have many words that correspond to the English word snow. For example, there are different words for "snow on the ground", "fresh snow on the ground", "soft snow on the ground", "a crust of snow on the ground" and so forth.
  • correspond = match (are equivalent in a sense)
  • The bones in a bat's wing exactly correspond to those in a human forearm.
  • correspond = are equivalent (have similar form)
  • You tell me my ideas don't correspond to reality.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • correspond = connect or fit with
  • Plato's point was that the relationship between the darkness of the cave and the world beyond corresponds to the relationship between the forms of the natural world and the world of ideas.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • corresponds = are similar (one is equivalent to the other)
  • The vertical row of connecting rods, so many they seemed to reach the sky far above, slid toward their corresponding holes on the left wall, ready to seal shut until the morning.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
corresponding = matching (going together)

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2  —as in:
corresponding by email
Definition communicate by writing letters or email
  • We correspond regularly via email.
correspond = write to each other
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They asked for copies of all my correspondence with her.
  • correspondence = letters or emails
  • Do either of you have copies of your correspondence?
  • correspondence = letters or emails
  • I used to correspond with them, you know, after I got back to Moscow, and then they suddenly stopped writing.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • correspond = exchange letters through the mail
  • Much of the correspondence offered support and sympathy for those of us who had returned, but there was also an abundance of scathingly critical letters.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • correspondence = written letters
  • Not only does he write letters to his Charlotte, he's also carrying on a chatty correspondence with various other people.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • correspondence = communication by writing letters
  • We talked of our mutual friend, the literary historian Maxwell Geismar, who had introduced us by correspondence a year ago.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • correspondence = a written letter
  • He has maintained a regular, though not frequent, correspondence ever since: he hopes I am happy, and trusts I am not of those who live without God in the world, and only mind earthly things.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • correspondence = communication by writing letters
  • I'm sorry I'm such a poor correspondent, Chris; I found myself in a tangle of cases this past month.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • correspondent = someone who communicates in writing
  • ...there must have been some strong indiscretion, since her correspondent was not of a sort to regard a slight one.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
correspondent = person who wrote the letter

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3  —as in:
a correspondence course
Definition done from afar
  • She took a correspondence course while she was in prison.
correspondence = done from afar via written communication
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I live too far away to attend meetings, but they accepted me as a corresponding member.
  • corresponding = done from afar
  • I don't live in Los Angeles yet, but I joined the organization as a corresponding member.
  • corresponding = done from afar
  • Anything more than correspondence school was out of the question.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • To take our minds off matters as well as to develop them, Father ordered a catalog from a correspondence school.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • He did his high school courses by correspondence, sitting at the kitchen table and studying by the light of a kerosene lamp; he put himself through university by working in lumber camps and cleaning out rabbit hutches, and was so poor that he lived in a tent in the summers to save money.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Why, I'm thinkin' of takin' one of them correspondence school courses.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Then Tererai took correspondence classes and began saving money.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Michael didn't know, but Sean told her that they had just started the BYU program of correspondence courses.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Although it was embarrassing enough, it would be even worse if her mother found out that she was doing a correspondence course with a complete stranger, a philosopher who was playing hide-and-seek with her.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)

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4  —as in:
foreign correspondent of the paper
Definition a reporter — typically from a foreign country or with a particular expertise
  • Let's get a report from our correspondent in Mexico City.
correspondent = reporter
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Our correspondent in Iran was kidnapped.
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Frank heard about Bernard Krisher, a former Newsweek correspondent who was so appalled by poverty in Cambodia that he formed an aid group, American Assistance for Cambodia.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Bob Simon, CBS's on-air correspondent for the story, thought that this would probably be his only chance to question Watanabe, so there in the lobby, he began grilling him about his treatment of Louie.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Every evening the war correspondents report on the difficulties, the courage and the fighting spirit of the army.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • correspondents = reporters
  • I wanted to tell people it was me, but the BBC correspondent had told me not to, as it could be dangerous.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Story by Matthew Hill, BBC Health Correspondent From BBC News
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • correspondent = reporter
  • "Personally I see nothing positive at all about Chris McCandless's lifestyle or wilderness doctrine," scolded another correspondent.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • correspondent = reporter
  • I met real estate developers, agents, heiresses, fund managers, lawyers, clothing designers, professional basketball players, photographers, movie producers, and television correspondents.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • correspondents = reporters
  • By the courtesy of the chief boatman, I was, as your correspondent, permitted to climb on deck, and was one of a small group who saw the dead seaman whilst actually lashed to the wheel.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
correspondent = reporter

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