Definition of Correspond

1. Verb. Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics. "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

2. Verb. Be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics.
Exact synonyms: Equate
Generic synonyms: Be, Equal
Derivative terms: Correspondent, Equation, Equation

3. Verb. Exchange messages. "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years"
Entails: Write
Specialized synonyms: Drop A Line, Write
Derivative terms: Correspondence, Correspondent

4. Verb. 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"
Exact synonyms: Represent, Stand For
Generic synonyms: Be, Equal
Derivative terms: Correspondent, Representation

Definition of Correspond

1. v. i. 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.

Definition of Correspond

1. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''to''') to be equivalent or similar in character, quantity, quality, origin, structure, function etc. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''with''') to exchange messages, especially by postal letter, over a period of time. ¹

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Definition of Correspond

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Correspond

1. To be in conformity a agreement: suit, agree, to be equivalent, to be parallel. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Correspond

correlative differentiation
correspond (current term)
correspondence course
correspondence school
corresponding author
corresponding authors

Literary usage of Correspond

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"If the carboxyl group occupies positions 1 or 3 of the conformer shown in Figure 2 it would correspond to the D or L enantiomer of the diaminobutyric acid, ..."

2. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1889)
"To the vertical parallels in the .s-plane correspond the circles passing through I and I in the w-plane, and to the horizontal parallels correspond the ..."

3. A Treatise on the Line Complex by Charles Minshall Jessop (1903)
"Points of A correspond to minimal lines of 2. If (xyz) is any given point P of A, the coordinates of the lines through P of the complex r+<r = 0, ..."

4. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"These correspond exactly to the pleasures of the memory. 10. ... NO positive l There seem to be no positive pains to correspond to the pleasures of ..."

5. Pericles: Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare (1913)
"They do not correspond, however, to the five divisions now adopted. The list of Dramatis Personal was first given in FS and was ..."

6. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"... one-half of the present number of officers—a supposition deemed more likely to correspond with the fact—the sum in the hands of each would still be less ..."

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