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respondent

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈspɒn.dənt/  us   /-ˈspɑːn-/ 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.
Translations of “respondent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 回答者, 答覆者, 應答者…
in Russian опрашиваемый, респондент…
in Turkish cevaplayan, cevap veren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回答者, 答复者, 应答者…
in Polish respondent/ka, ankietowan-y/a…
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