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correspond
used in Sophie's World

3 meanings, 18 uses
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1  —12 uses 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.)
  • 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.
    9 — Plato (80% in)
corresponds = are similar (one is equivalent to the other)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • For each of these three parts there is a corresponding faculty of the soul.
    9 — Plato (83% in)
  • The glass was matte and scratched, and her reflection correspondingly blurred.
    10 — The Major's Cabin (26% in)
  • So it will have described a trajectory corresponding to the marble's path across the inclined plane.
    16 — The Renaissance (74% in)
  • Descartes claims 'God's guarantee' that whatever we perceive with our reason also corresponds to reality.
    18 — Descartes (58% in)
  • And the clearer such ideas may be, the more certain it is that they correspond to reality.
    20 — Locke (41% in)
  • Hume's point is that we sometimes form complex ideas for which there is no corresponding object in the physical world.
    21 — Hume (22% in)
  • Hume wanted to investigate every single idea to see whether it was compounded in a way that does not correspond to reality.
    21 — Hume (24% in)
  • Anyway, Hume opposed all thoughts and ideas that could not be traced back to corresponding sense perceptions.
    21 — Hume (34% in)
  • So now I guess I must figure out if I have had a corresponding 'complex impression' of my own ego.
    21 — Hume (38% in)
  • Men correspond to animals, while women correspond to plants because their development is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling.
    26 — Hegel (63% in)
  • Men correspond to animals, while women correspond to plants because their development is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling.
    26 — Hegel (63% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
corresponding by email
Definition
communicate by writing letters or email
  • During her reading Sophie glanced out of the window several times to see whether her mysterious correspondent had turned up at the mailbox.
    5 — Democritus (88% in)
correspondent = someone who communicates in writing
  • For her own part, Hilde had gotten up to page 124, but then she also had Sophie's story on top of all the correspondence from Alberto Knox.
    22 — Berkeley (77% in)

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3  —3 uses as in:
a correspondence course
Definition
done from afar
  • 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.
    4 — The Natural Philosophers (4% in)
correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She wrote: Most respected philosopher, Your generous correspondence course in philosophy is greatly appreciated by us here.
    6 — Fate (22% in)
  • But she mentioned nothing about the secret correspondence course.
    10 — The Major's Cabin (54% in)

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • You remember how Descartes indicated that 'clear and distinct' ideas in themselves could be a guarantee that they corresponded to something that really existed?
    21 — Hume (26% in)

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