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"respondent" in British English

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respondentnoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈspɒn.dənt/ us   /rɪˈspɑːn.dənt/ specialized
social science a person who answers a request for information: In a recent opinion poll, a majority of respondents were against nuclear weapons.
law in a court case, the person who a petition (= a formal letter to the court asking for a particular action) is made against, especially in a divorce case: She divorced the respondent on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.
(Definition of respondent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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respondentnoun [C]

/rɪˈspɑn·dənt/
someone who responds to a question or offer: Most respondents in the survey voiced an unfavorable attitude toward the policy.
In the legal system, 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   /rɪˈspɒndənt/ us  
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 legal case: The court's general policy is to impose costs on the respondent.
(Definition of respondent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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