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respondent

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noun re·spon·dent \ri-ˈspän-dənt\

Simple Definition of respondent

  • : a person who gives a response or answer to a question that is asked especially as part of a survey

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of respondent

  1. 1 :  one who responds: as a :  one who maintains a thesis in reply b (1) :  one who answers in various legal proceedings (as in equity cases) (2) :  the prevailing party in the lower court c :  a person who responds to a poll

  2. 2 :  a reflex that occurs in response to a specific external stimulus — compare operant

Examples of respondent in a sentence

  1. A majority of respondents said they disagreed with the mayor's plan.



Origin and Etymology of respondent

Latin respondent-, respondens, present participle of respondēre


First Known Use: 1528


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respondent

adjective re·spon·dent

Definition of respondent

  1. 1 :  making response :  responsive; especially :  being a respondent at law

  2. 2 :  relating to or being behavior or responses to a stimulus that are followed by a reward <respondent conditioning> — compare operant 3



1726

First Known Use of respondent

1726

Rhymes with respondent


Medical Dictionary

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respondent

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noun re·spon·dent \ri-ˈspän-dənt\

Medical Definition of respondent

  1. :  a reflex that occurs in response to a specific external stimulus <the knee jerk is a typical respondent>




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respondent

adjective re·spon·dent

Medical Definition of respondent

  1. :  relating to or being behavior or responses to a stimulus that are followed by a reward <respondent conditioning>—compare operant




Law Dictionary

respondent

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noun re·spon·dent \ri-ˈspän-dənt\

Legal Definition of respondent

  1. :  one who answers or defends in various proceedings: as a :  an answering party in an equitable proceeding b :  a party against whom a petition (as for a writ of habeas corpus) seeking relief is brought c :  an answering party in a proceeding in juvenile court or family court; specifically :  a party against whom a divorce proceeding is brought d :  a party prevailing at trial who defends the outcome on appeal :  appellee




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