dis·​cus·​sant di-ˈskə-sᵊnt How to pronounce discussant (audio)
: one who takes part in a formal discussion or symposium

Examples of discussant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, the discussants actually found not only much disagreement, but also some common ground. Chris Mooney, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2010 Rather than a dry, solo lecture, we’re treated to a book discussion, albeit a discussion where only one of the discussants has read the actual book. John Warner, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2019 Dylan Matthews: Longtime viewer, first-time discussant here, and what an episode to jump in on. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, 31 May 2018 June Thomas, who oversees Slate’s LGBTQ blog Outward and has written about culture and edited foreign coverage for the site for many years, will be one of my co-discussants. Rebecca Onion, Slate Magazine, 20 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discussant was in 1855

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“Discussant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discussant. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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