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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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respondentre‧spon‧dent /rɪˈspɒndənt $ rɪˈspɑːn-/ AWL noun [countable]  1 formalANSWER/REPLY someone who answers questions, especially in a survey Only 62 percent of respondents said they were satisfied.2 lawSCL someone who has to defend their own case in a law court, especially in a divorce case
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respondentOnly 17. 3 percent of 420 respondents reported that a long vacation recharges them.The application must be served on all respondents at least three days before the first directions appointment or hearing.In July, 16 % of respondents said lack of skilled labour was likely to limit output.About 30% of respondents were under 21,36% were 21-30, and 34% over 30; 52% were female.This research builds on an earlier survey based on a postal questionnaire by following up some of the respondents to the questionnaire.In replying to this question, the respondents were not directed in any way to select political characteristics.In each country a sample of about one thousand respondents was interviewed regarding many aspects of their individual political beliefs and actions.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrespondentre‧spon‧dent /rɪˈspɒndəntrɪˈspɑːn-/ noun [countable] formal1someone who replies to an advertisement or set of questionsOnly 2.7% of the survey respondents said they had plans to buy a home in the next six months.2LAW someone who defends themselves in a law caseWithout admitting the allegations, the respondents agreed with the court’s finding that the firm failed to maintain the minimum capital required.
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