Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who communicates by means of letters, e-mails, or other forms of written messages.
  • noun One employed by the print or broadcast media to supply news stories or articles.
  • noun One that has regular business dealings with another, especially at a distance.
  • noun Something that corresponds; a correlative.
  • adjective Corresponding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

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  • The modern slasher movie, like your correspondent, is a child of the 1970s.

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  • Your humble correspondent is the acolyte on the Epistle side.

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  • The modern slasher movie, like your correspondent, is a child of the 1970s.

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  • Miami Herald Latin American correspondent Oppenheimer traveled all over Mexico between 1992 and 1995, and this crisply written, eye-opening report depicts a country in the throes of political turmoil, corruption, peasant rebellions and massive layoffs.

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  • Miami Herald Latin American correspondent Oppenheimer traveled all over Mexico between 1992 and 1995, and this crisply written, eye-opening report depicts a country in the throes of political turmoil, corruption, peasant rebellions and massive layoffs.

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  • When the doctor realizes that the hapless correspondent is the perfect subject for his next experiment, he drugs the unfortunate man and injects him with a serum that gradually transforms him into a hideous, two-headed monster.

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  • The modern slasher movie, like your correspondent, is a child of the 1970s.

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  • Miami Herald Latin American correspondent Oppenheimer traveled all over Mexico between 1992 and 1995, and this crisply written, eye-opening report depicts a country in the throes of political turmoil, corruption, peasant rebellions and massive layoffs.

    What to Read on Mexican Politics

  • The modern slasher movie, like your correspondent, is a child of the 1970s.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

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