correspondent


correspondent
correspondent early 15c., adj., "having an analogous relationship" (to), a sense taken up since 19c. by CORRESPONDING (Cf. corresponding); from M.L. correspondentem, prp. of correspondere (see CORRESPOND (Cf. correspond)). Meaning "one who communicates with another by letters" is from 1620s. The noun in the newspaper sense is from 1711.

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  • correspondent — ► NOUN 1) a person who writes letters, especially on a regular basis. 2) a journalist reporting on a particular subject or from a particular country. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ corresponding …   English terms dictionary

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  • correspondent — 1 noun (C) 1 someone who is employed by a newspaper or a television station etc to report news from a particular area or on a particular subject: Our correspondent in South Africa sent this report. | the political correspondent for The Times 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English