Definition of informant in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈfôrmənt/


1A person who gives information to another.
Example sentences
  • Tripartism allows them to extend their oversight by using other stakeholders as informants and agents for change.
  • They didn't have enough up-to-date intelligence about what was going on; their informants were not reliable.
  • Galster meets with one of his informants, a former go-go girl based in Pattaya, a hub of black-market activity.
1.1 another term for informer.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the movement of such people can easily be monitored by informants and police officers out of uniform.
  • It has been claimed that information supplied by an informant to the Special Branch in Dublin, which if acted upon might have thwarted the terrorists, was never passed to the RUC.
  • Fulton was linked to the killing through police informants, not through forensics.
1.2A person from whom a linguist or anthropologist obtains information about language, dialect, or culture.
Example sentences
  • Interviewers who could speak and read the informants ' language obtained household, socioeconomic, and personal information and information on health and use of health services.
  • By using the CBCL, TRF, and YSR, observations on the problem behaviors of a specific child can be obtained from different informants.
  • It seems very likely that different responses would have been obtained from the same informants, with variation in the context of questioning.

Words that rhyme with informant


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Syllabification: in·form·ant

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