non·​rep·​re·​sen·​ta·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-tə-tiv How to pronounce nonrepresentative (audio) \

Definition of nonrepresentative

: not representative: such as
a : not serving as a typical or characteristic example a nonrepresentative sample
b : not of, based on, or constituting a government in which the many are represented by persons chosen from among them usually by election nonrepresentative governments

Examples of nonrepresentative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In those cases, small, nonrepresentative subsets of users self-select to curate material, and each one can see what the others are doing. Gilad Edelman, Wired, 1 Sep. 2021 The episode is perfect insight into mainstream American views of othered places — Africa or Asia, New Orleans or Compton — a story limned by limited outsiders and thus nonrepresentative, objectified and objectionable. Tunde Wey, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonrepresentative

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonrepresentative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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