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representative

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2 a person sent on a mission to represent another
  • I speak on this matter as a representative of the people of the U.S.

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3 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like
  • this song is a fairly good representative of the other songs on the album

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representative

adjective

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2 having the function or meaning of an object or figure that stands for something else
  • a red cross on this map is representative of a hospital or other medical facility

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The first known use of representative was in the 14th century

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“Representative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/representative. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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