• WordNet 3.6
    • v correspond exchange messages "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years"
    • v correspond be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
    • v correspond be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics "The two stories don't agree in many details","The handwriting checks with the signature on the check","The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
    • v correspond take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
    • Correspond 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."
    • Correspond 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."
    • Correspond 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People are marrying younger today than they did before the turn of the century. In the United States, in 1890, the average age of men at their first marriage was twenty-six years, compared with twenty-three today. For women, the corresponding figures are twenty-two then and just under twenty-one now.
    • correspond To be in the same or an analogous relation to one set of objects that something else is to another set of objects; to be, as an individual of a collection, related to an individual of another collection by some mode of relation in which the members of the first collection generally are related to those of the second: followed by to. Thus, the United States House of Representatives corresponds to the New York Assembly—that is, it has an analogous function in government.
    • correspond More generally In mathematics, to be, as an individual of a set, related to an individual of another (or the same) set in a way in which every individual of the first set is related to a definite number of individuals of the second set, and in which a definite number of individuals of the first set is related to each individual of the second set.
    • correspond To be in conformity or agreement; have an answering form or nature; be reciprocally adapted or complementary; agree; match; fit: used absolutely or followed by with or to: as, his words and actions do not correspond; the promise and the performance do not correspond with each other; his expenditures do not correspond to his income.
    • correspond To communicate by means of letters sent and received; hold intercourse with a person at a distance by sending and receiving letters: absolutely or followed by with.
    • correspond To hold communion: followed by with.
    • correspond Synonyms (Of correspond to.) To suit, answer to, accord with, harmonize with, tally with, comport with.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bore-hole seismometry indicates that the land in Oklahoma moves up and down 25cm throughout the day, corresponding with the tides. Earth tides are generally about one-third the size of ocean tides.
    • v.i Correspond kor-e-spond′ to answer, suit, agree (with to, with): to hold intercourse, esp. by sending and receiving letters
    • n Correspond one with whom intercourse is kept up by letters: one who contributes letters to a journal
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  • David Mamet
    “We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dream life.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.”
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    “We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. cor-, + respond,: cf. f. correspondre,


In literature:

The bureau had over 1,200 individual correspondents.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Figure 17, of Plate II, thus corresponds exactly to Fig.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Following is a complete list of the Washington Masonic Correspondence, thus far found among the Washington papers in the Library of Congress.
"Washington's Masonic Correspondence" by Julius F. Sachse
Corresponding secretaries: Miss Henrietta Morrison, Mrs. B.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The result of that examination is a triple correspondence.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
There is in this a correspondence with the three individuals to whom the same promise is addressed.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Fanny had a fair night, and we are both tolerable this morning, only the yoke of correspondence lies on me heavy.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
To correspond with God is to correspond with a Perfect Environment.
"Eternal Life" by Henry Drummond
Hence I have nearly all the correspondence of the department on my hands, since Col. Bledsoe has ceased to write.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
I have two favours to ask, Fanny: one is your correspondence.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

Oh, Times's correspondent,
You might have spared us this!
We did not know that this was so,
And ignorance was bliss.
"A Shattered Illusion" by P G Wodehouse
No Special Correspondent sees you shop
Or carry home that heavy little bag;
Nobody cares if you are fit to drop;
Nobody knows how high you fly the flag.
"You Ought To Have A Medal, Mrs. More" by A P Herbert
Like thinning echoes tumbling to sleep beyond
In a unity umbrageous and infinite,
Vast as the night stupendously moonlit,
All smells and colors and sounds correspond.
"Correspondences" by Allen Tate
Love thou each godly person as thy eyes —
Keep correspondence with the just and good —
Follow th' examples of the learn'd and wise —
But utterly abhor and shun the lewd.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
LOCATIONS and times—what is it in me that meets them all, whenever
and wherever, and makes me at home?
Forms, colors, densities, odors—what is it in me that corresponds
with them?
"Locations And Times" by Walt Whitman
I note the various schemes and arts,
As prompted by the different hearts,
They lead to different deeds.
As deeds and hearts will correspond,
By observation it is found
There should be different meeds.
"The Teacher's Soliloquy" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Globe Correspondent / September 19, 2012.
The trend toward "TV Everywhere" and the corresponding ability of consumers to access content on a variety of devices will be a central focus of the show.
British aid workers have reached the remote tsunami hit Japanese town of Ofunato, which Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson describes as " desolation , almost beyond words.".
Anne Claire Shilton/Banner Correspondent (2) Matthew Cherry and Zach Rosenberg work diligently while Jennifer Modzelesky assists students Adam Rosman, Parker Seward and Drew David at the Able Academy.
Then, Smith talks with Todd Purdum, chief diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times, who has been traveling with Secretary Powell.
Science correspondent Miles O'Brien examines the threat that radioactive " dirty bomb s"could pose to cities in the US, and what's being done to prevent a radiological attack from happening.
CBS News chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell asked press secretary Jay Carney Wednesday if President Obama agreed or disagreed with Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen's characterization of the Haqqani network in Pakistan.
CBS News Correspondent David Hawkins covers the Mideast for CBS News.
The Early Show medical correspondent Dr Emily Senay says it's called Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV for short.
Special Correspondent Betsy Stark examines how the sour economy is influencing voters and a close House race in Michigan.
Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent, Reuters.
Shane Goldmacher is a congressional correspondent for National Journal.
Over the last few years, CBS News Correspondent Steve Hartman has searched high and low across America to prove his theory that "Everybody Has A Story".
Chris Curle/Eagle Correspondent Whelk shells from perhaps two thousand years ago were used to create terraces at Otter Mound Park on Addison Court.
His research materials, correspondence, and recorded interviews are part of a special collection curated by the Smithsonian.

In science:

The factors uV −1 D| fk |2E correspond to the coupled dotted lines and the factors −uV −1uk correspond to the dashed lines.
Critical behavior of n-vector model with quenched randomness
The latter inequality holds, because the union of the shortest multicurves corresponding to h and g is not embedded, and hence, the shortest multicurve corresponding to h + g is shorter then the union.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
We used Ω0 = 2 corresponding to the initial energy cutoff in the equivalent spin system; also, we used lv = 1 corresponding to the microscopic length scale in the problem.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Also, each of the n − 2 cyclic factors of length one corresponds to an identity e ∈ G in ~v ∈ Gn , while the only possible non-identity entries in ~v ∈ Gn correspond to the one cyclic factor of length two.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
The two possibilities correspond to the two probability distributions of random variables η (t> ) and ξ (t>), which are the initial values for the corresponding tra jectories on the interval t > t> .
Exactly solvable models of quantum mechanics including fluctuations in the framework of representation of the wave function by random process