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Meaning of respondent

re•spond•ent

Pronunciation: (ri-spon'dunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who responds or makes reply.
  2. a defendant, esp. in appellate and divorce proceedings.
—adj.
  1. giving a response; answering; responsive.
  2. being a respondent.
  3. of or pertaining to behavior that occurs consistently in response to a particular stimulus.
  4. corresponding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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