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rep·re·sen·ta·tive

 (rĕp′rĭ-zĕn′tə-tĭv)
n.
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.
3.
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.
adj.
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.

representative

(ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv)
n
1. a person or thing that represents another or others
2. a person who represents and tries to sell the products or services of a firm, esp a travelling salesman. Often shortened to: rep
3. a typical example
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person representing a constituency in a deliberative, legislative, or executive body, esp (capital) a member of the House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress). See also House of Representatives
5. (General Sporting Terms) NZ a rugby player, football player, etc, chosen to represent a province in interprovincial sports
adj
6. serving to represent; symbolic
7.
a. exemplifying a class or kind; typical: a representative example of the species.
b. containing or including examples of all the interests, types, etc, in a group: a representative collection.
8. acting as deputy or proxy for another or others
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) acting for or representing a constituency or the whole people in the process of government: a representative council.
10. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characterized by, or relating to the political principle of representation of the people: representative government.
11. of or relating to a mental picture or representation
ˌrepreˈsentatively adv
ˌrepreˈsentativeness n

rep•re•sent•a•tive

(ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv)

n.
1. a person or thing that represents another or others.
2. an agent or deputy: a legal representative.
3. a person who represents a constituency or community in a legislative body, esp. a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or a lower house in certain state legislatures.
4. a typical example or specimen.
adj.
5. serving to represent; representing.
6. made up of representatives.
7. of, characterized by, or founded on representation of the people in government: a representative democracy.
8. exemplifying a group or kind; typical.
rep`re•sent′a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.representative - a person who represents othersrepresentative - a person who represents others  
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
alderman - a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council); "aldermen usually represent city wards"
assemblyman - someone who is a member of a legislative assembly
assemblywoman - a woman assemblyman
middleman, contact - a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
delegate - a person appointed or elected to represent others
emissary, envoy - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
negotiant, negotiator, treater - someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
personal representative - a person who manages the affairs of another
resident commissioner - the representative of Puerto Rico in the United States House of Representatives
union representative - a representative for a labor union
2.representative - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
ambassador - an informal representative; "an ambassador of good will"
flack, flack catcher, flak, flak catcher - a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
mouthpiece, mouth - a spokesperson (as a lawyer)
spokesman - a male spokesperson
spokeswoman - a female spokesperson
3.representative - a member of the United States House of Representativesrepresentative - a member of the United States House of Representatives
rep - informal abbreviation of `representative'
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
4.representative - an item of information that is typical of a class or grouprepresentative - an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
apology, excuse - a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
exception - an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"
case in point, precedent - an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
quintessence - the most typical example or representative of a type
sample - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
specimen - an example regarded as typical of its class
Adj.1.representative - serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"
typical - exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis"
2.representative - standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
nonrepresentative, unsymbolic - not standing for something else
3.representative - 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"
democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier

representative

noun
1. delegate, member, agent, deputy, commissioner, councillor, proxy, depute (Scot.), spokesman or spokeswoman trade union representatives
2. member, congressman (U.S.), member of parliament, Member of Congress (U.S.), congresswoman (U.S.), M.P. the representative for Eastleigh
3. salesman, agent, rep, traveller, commercial traveller She was a sales representative.
adjective
1. chosen, democratic, elected, appointed, delegated, nominated, elective a representative government
3. symbolic, evocative, emblematic, typical images chosen as representative of English life

representative

noun
1. One that is representative of a group or class:
2. One who stands for another:
adjective
1. Serving as a symbol:
2. Serving to describe:
3. Having the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type:
Translations
تَمْثيلي، نَموذَجيمُمَثِّلمُمَثِّل، نائِبمُمَثِّل، نموذجينَائِب
reprezentativnízástupcezastupitelský
repræsentativrepresentativsælgertypiskkarakteristisk
tyypillinen
reprezentativan
képviseletitipikus
fulltrúa-fulltrúisem er dæmigerîurumboîsmaîur, fulltrúi
代表する
대표적인
obchodný zástupcareprezentatívnyzastupiteľský
predstavnik
representativ
เป็นตัวแทน
điển hình

representative

[ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv]
A. ADJrepresentativo (of de) these figures are more representativeestas cifras son más representativas
representative governmentgobierno m representativo
a person not fully representative of the groupuna persona que no representa adecuadamente el grupo
B. N
1. (gen) → representante mf
2. (esp Brit) (Comm) → viajante mf
3. (US) (Pol) Representativediputado/a m/f
the House of Representativesla cámara de Representantesel Senado

representative

[ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv]
n
[person, worker] → représentant(e) m/f
trade union representatives → représentants syndicaux
(= sales person) → représentant(e) m/f
(US) (= politician) → député(e) m/f
adj [sample, cross-section] → représentatif/ive
representative of sth → représentatif/ive de qch

representative

adj
(→ für) (= typical) cross section, samplerepräsentativ; attitude, gametypisch; (= symbolic)symbolisch
(= acting for)repräsentativ; a representative bodyeine Vertretung
(Parl) governmentrepräsentativ, parlamentarisch; representative assemblyAbgeordnetenversammlung f
n (Comm) → Vertreter(in) m(f); (Jur) → Bevollmächtigte(r), Beauftragte(r) mf; (US Pol) → Abgeordnete(r) mf; authorized representativeBevollmächtigte(r) mf ? house N b

representative

[ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv]
1. adj representative (of)rappresentativo/a (di)
2. n (gen) → rappresentante m/f, delegato/a (Comm) → rappresentante m/f (di commercio) (Am) (Pol) Representativedeputato

represent

(reprəˈzent) verb
1. to speak or act on behalf of. You have been chosen to represent our association at the conference.
2. to be a sign, symbol, picture etc of. In this play, the man in black represents Death and the young girl Life.
3. to be a good example of; to show or illustrate. What he said represents the feelings of many people.
ˌrepresenˈtation noun
1. the act of representing or the state of being represented.
2. a person or thing that represents. These primitive statues are intended as representations of gods and goddesses.
3. (often in plural) a strong appeal, demand or protest.
ˌrepreˈsentative (-tətiv) adjective
1. being a good example (of something); typical. We need opinions from a representative sample of people; Is this poem representative of his work?
2. carried on by elected people. representative government.
noun
1. (also rep (rep) ) a person who represents a business; a travelling salesman. Our representative will call on you this afternoon.
2. a person who represents a person or group of people. A Member of Parliament is the representative of the people in his constituency.

representative

نَائِب reprezentativní repræsentativ stellvertretend αντιπροσωπευτικός representativo tyypillinen représentatif reprezentativan rappresentante 代表する 대표적인 representatief representativ reprezentacyjny representante отображающий representativ เป็นตัวแทน temsilci điển hình 代表的

representative

n representante mf; patient service — (PSR) representante de servicio(s) al paciente
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Here pompous official representatives may demur; but who can doubt that it is on its literature that a country must rely for its permanent representation?
There were assembled in this apartment, around a large oaken table, about a dozen of the most distinguished representatives of the Saxon families in the adjacent counties.
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He said, "if we were governed by our own consent, in the persons of our representatives, he could not imagine of whom we were afraid, or against whom we were to fight; and would hear my opinion, whether a private man's house might not be better defended by himself, his children, and family, than by half-a-dozen rascals, picked up at a venture in the streets for small wages, who might get a hundred times more by cutting their throats?