From King Dictionary of Contemporary English respondent re‧spon‧dent / rɪˈspɒndənt $ rɪˈspɑːn- / AWL noun [countable ] 1 formal ANSWER/REPLY someone who answers questions, especially in a survey Only 62 percent of respondents said they were satisfied. 2 law SCL someone who has to defend their own case in a law court, especially in a case divorce Examples from the Corpus respondent • Only 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 King Business Dictionary respondent re‧spon‧dent / rɪˈspɒndəntrɪˈspɑːn- / noun [countable ] formal 1 someone who replies to an advertisement or set of questions Only 2.7% of the survey respondents said they had plans to buy a home in the next six months. 2 LAW someone who defends themselves in a law case Without admitting the allegations, the respondents agreed with the court’s finding that the firm failed to maintain the minimum capital required.