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"respondent" in British English

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respondentnoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈspɒn.dənt/  us   /-ˈspɑːn-/ specialized
social science a ​person who ​answers a ​request for ​information: In a ​recentopinionpoll, a ​majority of respondents were against ​nuclearweapons. law in a ​courtcase, the ​person who a ​petition (= a ​formalletter to the ​courtasking for a ​particularaction) is made against, ​especially in a divorcecase: She ​divorced the respondent on the ​grounds of ​unreasonablebehaviour.
(Definition of respondent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"respondent" in American English

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respondentnoun [C]

 /rɪˈspɑn·dənt/
someone who ​responds to a ​question or ​offer: Most respondents in the ​surveyvoiced an ​unfavorableattitude toward the ​policy. In the ​legalsystem, a responent is the ​person against whom a ​case is ​brought.
(Definition of respondent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"respondent" in Business English

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respondentnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈspɒndənt/
MARKETING a ​person who answers ​questions about a ​product or ​service: Respondents ​rated the ​company as ​creative, ​smart, and ​technically able.
LAW the ​person who is ​accused of something in a ​legalcase: The court's ​generalpolicy is to ​imposecosts on the respondent.
(Definition of respondent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “respondent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 回答者, 答复者, 应答者…
in Turkish cevaplayan, cevap veren…
in Russian опрашиваемый, респондент…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回答者, 答覆者, 應答者…
in Polish respondent/ka, ankietowan-y/a…
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