in formant

informant

[in-fawr-muhnt]
noun
1.
a person who informs or gives information; informer.
2.
a person who supplies social or cultural data in answer to the questions of an investigator.
3.
Linguistics. a native speaker of a language who supplies utterances and forms for one analyzing or learning the language.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin infōrmant- (stem of infōrmāns) present participle of infōrmāre. See inform1, -ant

informant, informer.


1. source, adviser, tipster.
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informant (ɪnˈfɔːmənt)
 
n
a person who gives information about a thing, a subject being studied, etc

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