Definition of respondent
1 : one who responds: such asa : one who maintains a thesis in replyb (1) : one who answers in various legal proceedings (as in equity cases) (2) : the prevailing party in the lower courtc : a person who responds to a poll
Examples of respondent in a Sentence
A majority of respondents said they disagreed with the mayor's plan.
Recent Examples of respondent from the Web
A Cap Gemini survey of consumers in the U.S., China, and Germany ten years ago showed that only 18 percent of respondents would be likely to buy a car online.
In addition, the choice in the poll question is between being a check on the president and voting for the party that supports the president's agenda, and poll respondents are often drawn toward more middle-ground, moderate positions.
At the same time, Trump's overall approval rating is floundering with 36 percent of the overall respondents in that same poll approving of the president's job performance.
A survey conducted as part of that report listed shelter restrictions, safety concerns and other reasons homeless respondents said they were prevented from staying in a shelter.
Some further results of the survey: About three quarters of respondents see the premium of AA over AAA corporate bonds widening next quarter.
Even though the online questionnaire responses were self-reports, the respondents were unaware that their responses about black or white girls would be compared with the other race.
Logically, if the outcome of inflation is highly sensitive to initial conditions that are not yet understood, as the respondents concede, the outcome cannot be determined.
Respondents did express support for some program changes.
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Origin and Etymology of respondent
Latin respondent-, respondens, present participle of respondēre
First Known Use: 1528See Words from the same year
First Known Use of respondent
RESPONDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of respondent for English Language Learners
: a person who gives a response or answer to a question that is asked especially as part of a survey
Legal Definition of respondent
: 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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