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representative

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adjective rep·re·sen·ta·tive \ˌre-pri-ˈzen-tə-tiv\

Simple Definition of representative

  • : typical of a particular group of people or of a particular thing

  • : including examples of the different types of people or things in a group

  • : having people who are chosen in elections to act or speak for or in support of the people who voted for them

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of representative

  1. 1 :  serving to represent

  2. 2 a :  standing or acting for another especially through delegated authority b :  of, based on, or constituting a government in which the many are represented by persons chosen from among them usually by election

  3. 3 :  serving as a typical or characteristic example <a representative moviegoer>

  4. 4 :  of or relating to representation or representationalism

representatively

adverb

representativeness

noun

representativity

play \-ˌzen-tə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of representative in a sentence

  1. The paintings are representative of English art in the early 19th century.

  2. The students chosen for the survey are a fairly representative sample of college students from across the U.S.



14th Century

First Known Use of representative

14th century


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representative

noun rep·re·sen·ta·tive

Simple Definition of representative

  • : someone who acts or speaks for or in support of another person or group

  • : a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress or of a state government

  • : a person or thing that is typical of a group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of representative

  1. 1 :  one that represents another or others: as a (1) :  one that represents a constituency as a member of a legislative body (2) :  a member of the house of representatives of the United States Congress or a state legislature b :  one that represents another as agent, deputy, substitute, or delegate usually being invested with the authority of the principal c :  one that represents a business organization d :  one that represents another as successor or heir

  2. 2 :  a typical example of a group, class, or quality :  specimen

Examples of representative in a sentence

  1. Do you know who your representatives are?

  2. The bill was introduced by Representative Smith.

  3. a representative of her age group



1635

First Known Use of representative

1635



REPRESENTATIVE Defined for Kids

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representative

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adjective rep·re·sen·ta·tive \ˌre-pri-ˈzen-tə-tiv\

Definition of representative for Students

  1. 1 :  serving to portray <The painting is representative of a battle.>

  2. 2 :  carried on by people elected to act for others <a representative government>

  3. 3 :  being a typical example of the thing mentioned <This song is representative of the blues.>




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representative

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noun rep·re·sen·ta·tive

Definition of representative for Students

  1. 1 :  a typical example (as of a group or class)

  2. 2 :  a person who acts for others (as in a legislature and especially in the House of Representatives of the United States or of a state)




Law Dictionary

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representative

adjective rep·re·sen·ta·tive

Legal Definition of representative

  1. 1 :  serving to represent

  2. 2a :  standing or acting for another especially through delegated authority <an agent acting in a representative capacity> b :  of, based on, or constituting a government in which the people are represented by individuals chosen from among them usually by election

  3. 3 :  of or relating to representation




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representative

noun rep·re·sen·ta·tive

Legal Definition of representative

  1. :  one that represents another or others in a special capacity: as a :  one that represents a constituency as a member of a legislative or other governing body; specifically :  a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress or a state legislature b :  one that represents another as agent, deputy, substitute, or delegate and that usually is invested with the authority of the principal c :  one that represents or stands in the place of a deceased person :  personal representative d :  one that represents another as successor or heir e :  one named as the plaintiff or defendant in a class action to litigate on behalf of the class





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