Definition of correspondent in English:


Line breaks: cor¦res|pond|ent
Pronunciation: /kɒrɪˈspɒnd(ə)nt


1A person who writes letters 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.
2 [often with adjective or noun modifier] A person employed to report for a newspaper or broadcasting organization: a cricket 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.
special correspondent, foreign correspondent;
British pressman;
North American legman, wireman;
Australian roundsman
North American informal newsy


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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.


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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