Pronunciation: (kôr"u-spon'ding, kor"-),[key] —adj. 1. identical in all essentials or respects: corresponding fingerprints. 2. similar in position, purpose, form, etc.: corresponding officials in two states. 3. associated in a working or other relationship: a bolt and its corresponding nut. 4. dealing with correspondence: a corresponding secretary. 5. employing the mails as a means of association: a corresponding member of a club.