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correspondent

[kawr-uh-spon-duh nt, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dənt, ˌkɒr-/
noun
1.
a person who communicates by letters.
2.
a person employed by a news agency, periodical, television network, etc., to gather, report, or contribute news, articles, and the like regularly from a distant place.
3.
a person who contributes a letter or letters to a newspaper, magazine, etc.
4.
a person or firm that has regular business relations with another, especially at a distance.
5.
a thing that corresponds to something else.
adjective
6.
consistent, similar, or analogous; corresponding.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin corrēspondent- (stem of corrēspondēns), present participle of corrēspondēre to correspond; see -ent
Related forms
correspondently, adverb
noncorrespondent, adjective, noun
precorrespondent, adjective
Can be confused
corespondent, correspondent.
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Examples for correspondent
  • In fact, this correspondent admits to having habitually left an encrypted laptop running in sleep mode in the past.
  • One correspondent has pointed out that the research skills of a graduate student should enable them to work out their likely fate.
  • Moreover, advice givers are supposed to answer only the question that the correspondent asks.
  • They are not only placed in a full light themselves, but may throw light on their correspondent ideas, which lie in obscurity.
  • Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm.
  • The monthly interest payments will be automatically charged to our correspondent bank account.
  • They underwrite loans for a loan correspondent as their sponsor.
British Dictionary definitions for correspondent

correspondent

/ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndənt/
noun
1.
a person who communicates by letter or by letters
2.
a person employed by a newspaper, etc, to report on a special subject or to send reports from a foreign country
3.
a person or firm that has regular business relations with another, esp one in a different part of the country or abroad
4.
something that corresponds to another
adjective
5.
similar or analogous
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Word Origin and History for correspondent
correspondent
mid-15c., adj., "having an analogous relationship" (to), a sense taken up since 19c. by corresponding; from M.L. correspondentem, prp. of correspondere (see correspond). Meaning "one who communicates with another by letters" is from 1620s. The noun in the newspaper sense is from 1711.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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