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Meaning of INFORMANT

Pronunciation:  in'formunt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

 Definition: a person who provides information about his or her culture to the ethnographic fieldworker.
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