correspondent

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adjective

cor·​re·​spon·​dent ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce correspondent (audio)
ˌkär-
1
2
: fitting, conforming
used with with or to
The outcome was entirely correspondent with my wishes.

correspondent

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noun

1
a
: one who communicates with another by letter
b
: one who has regular commercial relations with another
c
: 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
: something that corresponds

Example Sentences

Adjective reading and writing are actually correspondent activities Noun When writing to business correspondents, use a formal tone. a correspondent in the Middle East bureau just filed a new report on the coup
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Noun
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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

Noun

see correspond

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of correspondent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Correspondent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correspondent. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

correspondent 1 of 2

adjective

cor·​re·​spon·​dent ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce correspondent (audio)
1
2
: being in agreement : fitting

correspondent

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noun

1
: something that corresponds to something else
2
a
: one who communicates with another by letter
b
: one who contributes news to a newspaper or newscast often from a distant place

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