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discussant

[dih-skuhs-uh nt] /dɪˈskʌs ənt/
noun
1.
a person who participates in a formal discussion or symposium and is responsible for a specific topic.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; discuss + -ant
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  • For one, to be a credible discussant one must have studied the language, literature and culture.

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