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



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfɔːmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfɔːrmənt//
    People in journalism
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  1. 1a person who gives secret information about somebody/something to the police or a newspaper synonym informer a police informant The journalist refused to reveal the identity of his informant. See related entries: People in journalism
  2. 2(specialist) a person who gives somebody information about something, for example to help them with their research His informants were middle-class professional women.
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