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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who communicates by means of letters.
  • n. One employed by the print or broadcast media to supply news stories or articles: a foreign correspondent.
  • n. One that has regular business dealings with another, especially at a distance.
  • n. Something that corresponds; a correlative.
  • adj. Corresponding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Corresponding.
  • adj. Conforming; obedient.
  • n. Someone who or something which corresponds.
  • n. A journalist who sends reports to his newspaper or radio or television station from a distant or overseas location.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing.
  • n. One with whom intercourse is carried on by letter.
  • n. One who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical.
  • n. One who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the relation of correspondence. Occupying similar positions or having similar relations. See correspond, 1.
  • Conformable; congruous; suited; similar: as, let behavior be correspondent to profession, and both be correspondent to good morals.
  • Obedient; conformable in behavior.
  • Responsible.
  • n. One who corresponds; one with whom intercourse, as of friendship or of business, is carried on by letters or messages; specifically, one who sends from a distance regular communications in epistolary form to a newspaper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
  • adj. similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
  • n. someone who communicates by means of letters

Etymologies

From Latin, via Middle French or directly, from Medieval Latin correspndent-, stem of correspondens present participle of correspondere (Wiktionary)

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