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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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British Dictionary definitions for precorrespondent

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 precorrespondent
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.
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