Informer vs. Informant

Informer vs. Informant — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Informer and Informant

Informernoun

An informant, especially one who informs against others for compensation.

Informantnoun

One that gives information.

Informernoun

One who informs someone else about something.

Informantnoun

One who informs against others; an informer.

Informernoun

A person who tells authorities about improper or illegal activity.

Informantnoun

One who furnishes linguistic or cultural information to a researcher.

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Informernoun

One who informs, animates, or inspires.

Informantnoun

One who relays confidential information to someone, especially to the police; an informer.

Informernoun

one who reveals confidential information in return for money

Informantnoun

(linguistics) A native speaker who acts as a linguistic reference for a language being studied. The informant demonstrates native pronunciation, provides grammaticality judgments regarding linguistic well-formedness, and may also explain cultural references and other important contextual information.

Informantnoun

a person who supplies information

Informantnoun

someone who sees an event and reports what happened

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