Definition of correspondent in English:

correspondent

Syllabification: cor·re·spond·ent
Pronunciation: /ˌkôrəˈspändənt, ˌkär-
 
/

noun

  • 1A person who writes letters to a person or a newspaper, especially on a regular basis: she wasn’t much of a correspondent
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    • I love letters, too; I think I would write more letters, if I had a regular correspondent.
    • Most correspondents conclude their letters with a forename or initials.
    • I suggested that my correspondent should think about writing to me with something a little more sensible.
  • 1.1A person employed to report for a newspaper or broadcasting organization, typically on a particular subject or from a particular country: a White House correspondent
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    • I remember having lunch with a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper in the early 1990s.
    • In Germany in 1932, Reuters had one chief correspondent, and one full-time assistant.
    • She has been a TV news correspondent, a foreign documentaries presenter and writer, and a newspaper columnist.
    Synonyms
    reporter, journalist, columnist, writer, contributor, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, commentator
    informal stringer, newshound

adjective

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  • Corresponding.
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    • However, correspondent payment can involve payment between two banks in the same jurisdiction, if payment is to be in foreign currency.

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French correspondant or medieval Latin correspondent- 'corresponding', from the verb correspondere (see correspond).

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