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1. One that serves as an example or type for others of the same classification.
2. One that serves as a delegate or agent for another.
a. A member of a governmental body, usually legislative, chosen by popular vote.
b. A member of the US House of Representatives or of the lower house of a state legislature.
1. Representing, depicting, or portraying or able to do so.
2. Authorized to act as an official delegate or agent.
3. Of or characteristic of government by representation.
4. Like or typical of others of the same class.

rep′re·sen′ta·tive·ly adv.
rep′re·sen′ta·tive·ness n.


[ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪvnɪs] n [sample, cross-section] → représentativité f
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technical quality of the offer (including the following sub-criteria - methodology for performing the services, in particular to ensure the quality and representativeness of the samples (30%) - relevance of the human and material resources used (20%) - methodology for analyzing and reporting results (10%)) 60% -
In general, given the difference between two different data types, representativeness error is the component of that difference that arises from spatial and temporal scales represented by one, but not the other, type of data.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): The Centre on Friday announced the revision of the base year to calculate the All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) from 2004-05 to 2011-12, as part of an exercise to capture structural changes in the economy and to improve the quality, coverage and representativeness of the indices.
I have to say, the objection has left us dumbfounded,' Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said in response to a document prepared by the co-chairs of the intergovernmental negotiations (IGN) identifying democracy and representativeness as shared principles of the UN membership that need to be taken into consideration in reforming the Security Council.
PNL president, Raluca Turcan, said that the appointments were decided by professionalism and political representativeness.
Taking the floor Wednesday at a press conference, the official added: "We must continue the work by increasing the sectoral missions of businessmen and strengthening the Tunisian diplomatic and economic representativeness in order to conquer those countries.
Among their topics are from stop-fricative clusters to contour segments in Old English, the regrettable dichotomy between philology and linguistics: historical lexicography and historical linguistics as test cases, the effect of representativeness and size in historical corpora: an empirical study of changes in lexical frequency, evidentiality and direct visual perception verbs in Early Modern English witness depositions, social-network maintenance in the correspondence of 19th-century Scottish emigrants, and from Shakespeare to present day American English: the survival of "get + (XP) + gone" constructions.
However, had moderate representativeness covering about 65% districts.
In a paper called "Neglected Risk: The Psychology of Financial Crises", Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi University) and co-authors Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University) and Robert Vishny (University of Chicago) have traced this phenomenon to the psychology of investor beliefs, and in particular to the mechanism of representativeness, first highlighted by psychologists Kahneman and Tversky.
Informativeness measures the capacity of the samples in reducing the uncertainty of the classification model, while representativeness measures whether the samples well represent the overall input patterns of unlabeled data or not [20].
The major issues in Kokopenace were the scope of the right to representativeness on the jury roll (a list of persons who are eligible to serve on a jury) under sections 11(d), 11(f) and/or 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter), and whether Ontario violated that right.
The university said the platform provides a cost-effective and efficient survey solution by offering sample representativeness, high response rates and quantitative measurement of sample quality.