Meaning of “correspondent” in the English Dictionary

"correspondent" in British English

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correspondentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒr.ɪˈspɒn.dənt/ us /ˌkɔːr.əˈspɑːn.dənt/

correspondent noun [ C ] (REPORTER)

a person employed by a newspaper, a television station, etc. to report on a particular subject or send reports from a foreign country:

a war correspondent
the education correspondent for the Guardian

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  • In her latest dispatch, Clare Duggan, our war correspondent, reported an increase in fighting.
  • She spoke emotionally about her experiences as a war correspondent.
  • Our foreign correspondent filed this report earlier today.
  • Perhaps her most productive period was her five-year stint as a foreign correspondent in New York.
  • Our racing correspondent has the following tips for the 3.15 and the 3.45 at Newmarket .

(Definition of “correspondent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"correspondent" in American English

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correspondentnoun [ C ]

us /ˌkɔr·əˈspɑn·dənt, ˌkɑr-/

correspondent noun [ C ] (REPORTER)

a person employed by a newspaper, magazine, television station, etc., to report news on a particular subject or from a place that is far away:

He works as a correspondent in Moscow.

correspondent noun [ C ] (LETTER WRITER)

a person who writes letters to another person:

Willa was not a good correspondent, and often didn’t write for months.

(Definition of “correspondent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"correspondent" in Business English

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correspondentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndənt/ us

COMMUNICATIONS a person who writes a letter or email:

an email correspondent

a person who works for a newspaper, television station, etc. and whose job is to report on a particular subject or from another country:

business/labour/legal, etc. correspondent Our guest is financial correspondent at the New York Times.

BANKING a correspondent bank

(Definition of “correspondent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)