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CORRESPONDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does correspondent mean? 

CORRESPONDENT (noun)
  The noun CORRESPONDENT has 2 senses:

1. someone who communicates by means of letters
2. a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media

  Familiarity information: CORRESPONDENT used as a noun is rare.


CORRESPONDENT (adjective)
  The adjective CORRESPONDENT has 1 sense:

1. similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar

  Familiarity information: CORRESPONDENT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORRESPONDENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who communicates by means of letters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

correspondent; letter writer

Hypernyms ("correspondent" is a kind of...):

communicator (a person who communicates with others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "correspondent"):

pen pal; pen-friend (a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence)


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Meaning:

A journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

newspaperman; newspaperwoman; newswriter; correspondent; pressman

Hypernyms ("correspondent" is a kind of...):

journalist (a writer for newspapers and magazines)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "correspondent"):

foreign correspondent (a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a foreign country for publication or broadcast)

war correspondent (a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a combat zone or place of battle for publication or broadcast)


CORRESPONDENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar

Synonyms:

analogous; correspondent

Context examples:

brains and computers are often considered analogous / salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar

Similar:

similar (marked by correspondence or resemblance)


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