cor·re·spon·dent (kôr′ĭ-spŏndənt, kŏr′-)
1. One who communicates by means of letters, emails, or other forms of written messages.
2. One employed by the print or broadcast media to supply news stories or articles: a foreign correspondent.
3. One that has regular business dealings with another, especially at a distance.
4. Something that corresponds; a correlative.
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