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correspondent

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adjective cor·re·spon·dent \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt, ˌkär-\

Definition of correspondent

  1. 1 :  corresponding

  2. 2 :  fitting, conforming —used with with or to The outcome was entirely correspondent with my wishes.ʷ

Examples of correspondent in a Sentence

  1. reading and writing are actually correspondent activities

Origin and Etymology of correspondent

Middle English, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French, from Medieval Latin correspondent-, correspondens, present participle of correspondēre —see correspond


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correspondent

noun cor·re·spon·dent

Definition of correspondent

  1. 1a :  one who communicates with another by letterb :  one who has regular commercial relations with anotherc :  one who contributes news or commentary to a publication (such as a newspaper) or a radio or television network often from a distant place a war correspondent

  2. 2 :  something that corresponds

Examples of correspondent in a Sentence

  1. When writing to business correspondents, use a formal tone.

  2. a correspondent in the Middle East bureau just filed a new report on the coup

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Origin and Etymology of correspondent

see correspond


CORRESPONDENT Defined for English Language Learners

correspondent

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Definition of correspondent for English Language Learners

  • : someone who writes letters or e-mails to another person

  • : a person whose job is to send news to a newspaper, radio station, or television program often from different places around the world


CORRESPONDENT Defined for Kids

correspondent

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noun cor·re·spon·dent \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt\

Definition of correspondent for Students

  1. 1 :  a person with whom another person communicates by letter or e-mail

  2. 2 :  a person who sends news stories or comment to a newspaper, magazine, or broadcasting company especially from a distant place



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