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[rep-er-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, ree-pawr-, -pohr-, -per-] /ˌrɛp ərˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌri pɔr-, -poʊr-, -pər-/
of or relating to a reporter.
of, noting, or characteristic of a report:
His lecture was more reportorial than analytical.
Origin of reportorial
1855-60, Americanism; report(er) + -orial, by analogy with pairs such as tutor, tutorial
Related forms
reportorially, adverb
unreportorial, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for reportorial
  • These debates over reportorial hunger would become a leitmotif of my editorship, but only after the first six months.
  • The movie you guys made is an action movie at its core, even if it serves a reportorial purpose.
  • It was the first time she had been able to do extended reportorial writing.
  • There is something objective, almost reportorial, in the way it presents its story.
  • His style is reportorial without being especially informative.
  • Unfortunately, many stations are not where they need to be if they are going to plug the reportorial gaps left by newspapers.
  • We have no basis for concluding that this misidentification was anything other than a reportorial error.
  • Such fiction was more reportorial than reverential, never disturbing.
British Dictionary definitions for reportorial


(mainly US) of or relating to a newspaper reporter
Derived Forms
reportorially, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from reporter, influenced by editorial
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Word Origin and History for reportorial

irregular formation, 1852, American English, from Latinized form of reporter + -ial.

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