: 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
: a reflex that occurs in response to a specific external stimulus — compare operant
Examples of RESPONDENT
- A majority of respondents said they disagreed with the mayor's plan.
Origin of RESPONDENT
Latin respondent-, respondens,
present participle of respondēre
First Known Use: 1528
: relating to or being behavior or responses to a stimulus that are followed by a reward <respondent conditioning> — compare operant 3
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