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“informant” in British English

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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)

“informant” in American English

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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)

“informant” in Business English

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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)