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Meaning of INFORMANT

Pronunciation:  in'formunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who supplies information
  2. [n]  someone who sees an event and reports what happened
 

INFORMANT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: source, witness, witnesser
 
 See Also: attestant, attester, beholder, betrayer, blabber, communicator, deponent, informer, leaker, observer, perceiver, rat, speaker, squealer, talker, testifier, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*form"ant\, n. [L. informans, -antis, p. pr. of
informare. See {Inform}, v. t.]
1. One who, or that which, informs, animates, or vivifies.
   [Obs.] --Glanvill.

2. One who imparts information or instruction.

3. One who offers an accusation; an informer. See {Informer}.
   [Obs. or R.]

         It was the last evidence of the kind; the informant
         was hanged.                           --Burke.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a person who provides information about his or her culture to the ethnographic fieldworker.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adviser, announcer, annunciator, attestant, attestator, attester, authority, bystander, channel, cojuror, communicant, communicator, compurgator, deponent, earwitness, enlightener, examinant, examinate, examinee, expert witness, eyewitness, gossipmonger, grapevine, information center, information medium, informer, interviewee, monitor, mouthpiece, newsmonger, notifier, passerby, press, public relations officer, publisher, questionee, quizzee, radio, reporter, source, spectator, spokesman, subject, swearer, television, teller, testifier, tipster, tout, voucher, witness
 

 

 

 

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