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  Definition of representative
  1. an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
  2. a member of the United States House of Representatives
  3. a person who represents others
  4. an advocate who represents someone else''s policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
  5. being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives; "representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"
  6. standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
  7. serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"
Similar Words: example, illustration, instance, congressman, congresswoman, spokesperson, interpreter, voice

 

Hyponyms: apology, excuse, exception, precedent, case in point, quintessence, sample, specimen, rep, agent, alderman, assemblyman, assemblywoman, contact, middleman, delegate, emissary, envoy, head of state, chief of state, personal representative, resident commissioner, union representative, ambassador, flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flack, mouthpiece, mouth, spokesman, spokeswoman, traveling salesman, travelling salesman, commercial traveler, commercial traveller, roadman, bagman

 

Derivational Morphology: exemplify, illustrate, instance, instantiate, represent

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 代表   Dutch: vertegenwoordiger  
Finnish: edistaka   French: représentant  
German: Repräsentant   Hungarian: képviselő  
Italian: rappresentante   Japanese: 代表者  
Korean: 대표   Polish: reprezentant  
Portuguese: representante   Russian: представитель  
Serbian: poslanik   Spanish: representante  
Swedish: representant  
 
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