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informantnoun [C]

uk   /ɪnˈfɔː.mənt/ us   /ɪnˈfɔːr.mənt/
someone who gives information to another person or organization: a police/secret informant Our survey is based on information from over 200 informants.
(Definition of informant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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informantnoun [C]

us   /ɪnˈfɔr·mənt/
a person who tells esp. the police or newspaper reporters about something: He was working as an undercover informant for the police.
(Definition of informant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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informantnoun [C]

uk   /ɪnˈfɔːmənt/ us  
a person who answers questions relating to their opinions or feelings about something, so that information can be collected about it: a survey informant
(Definition of informant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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