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Meaning of informant

in•form•ant

Pronunciation: (in-fôr'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who informs or gives information; informer.
  2. a person who supplies social or cultural data in answer to the questions of an investigator.
  3. a native speaker of a language who supplies utterances and forms for one analyzing or learning the language.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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