Definition of correspondent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒndənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndənt//
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːndənt//
    People in radio, TV people, People in publishing
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  1. 1a person who reports news from a particular country or on a particular subject for a newspaper or a television or radio station the BBC’s political correspondent a foreign/war/sports, etc. correspondent our Delhi correspondent Wordfindercensorship, correspondent, coverage, editor, exclusive, journalist, news agency, newspaper, report, stringer See related entries: People in radio, TV people, People in publishing
  2. 2(used with an adjective) a person who writes letters to another person She's a poor correspondent (= she does not write regularly). He was a vivid and witty correspondent.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French correspondant or medieval Latin correspondent- ‘corresponding’, from the verb correspondere, from cor- ‘together’ + Latin respondere, from re- ‘again’ + spondere ‘to pledge’.Extra examples a correspondent for a Canadian newspaper Now, a report from our Hong Kong correspondent. She’s the BBC’s political correspondent. a foreign/​legal correspondent
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