[ in-fawr-muhnt ]
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  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.

  1. Linguistics. a native speaker of a language who supplies utterances and forms for one analyzing or learning the language.

Origin of informant

1655–65; <Latin infōrmant- (stem of infōrmāns) present participle of infōrmāre.See inform1, -ant

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/ (ɪnˈfɔːmənt) /

  1. a person who gives information about a thing, a subject being studied, etc

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