[ ri-pawr-ter, -pohr- ]
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  1. a person who reports.

  2. a person employed to gather and report news, as for a newspaper, wire service, or television station.

  1. a person who prepares official reports, as of legal or legislative proceedings.

Origin of reporter

1350–1400; Middle English reportour<Anglo-French (Old French reporteur). See report, -er1

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How to use reporter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reporter


/ (rɪˈpɔːtə) /

  1. a person who reports, esp one employed to gather news for a newspaper, news agency, or broadcasting organization

  2. a person, esp a barrister, authorized to write official accounts of judicial proceedings

  1. a person authorized to report the proceedings of a legislature

  2. (in Scotland) social welfare an official who arranges and conducts children's panel hearings and who may investigate cases and decide on the action to be taken

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