Definitions for Representativeˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rep•re•sent•a•tiveˌrɛp 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.

    Category: Government

  4. a typical example or specimen.

  5. (adj.)serving to represent; representing.

  6. made up of representatives.

    Category: Government

  7. of, characterized by, or founded on representation of the people in government:

    a representative democracy.

    Category: Government

  8. exemplifying a group or kind; typical.

rep`re•sent′a•tive•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. representative(noun)

    a person who represents others

  2. spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice(noun)

    an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

    "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

  3. congressman, congresswoman, representative(noun)

    a member of the United States House of Representatives

  4. example, illustration, instance, representative(adj)

    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"

  5. representative(adj)

    serving to represent or typify

    "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"

  6. representative(adj)

    standing for something else

    "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"

  7. representative(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. representative(noun)ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv

    sb who officially acts or speaks for sb

    the company's representative in Japan

  2. representativeˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv

    a lawmaker elected to the U.S. House of Representatives or to a similar body in a state

    a Democratic Representative from Ohio

  3. representative(adjective)ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv

    typical of what sb or sth is like

    a statement that is representative of his racist views; Fashion models are not representative of the average female body.

Wiktionary

  1. representative(Noun)

    One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.

    I will send a representative to work out the details of the contract.

  2. representative(Noun)

    A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.

    She served four terms as representative of her local at the national union convention.

  3. representative(Noun)

    One that is taken as typical of its class.

  4. representative(Noun)

    A member of the US House of Representatives.

    All representatives face re-election every two years.

  5. representative(Adjective)

    Typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.

  6. Origin: From representatif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Representative(adj)

    fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude

  2. Representative(adj)

    bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people

  3. Representative(adj)

    conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government

  4. Representative(adj)

    serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family

  5. Representative(adj)

    similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; -- said of certain species and varieties

  6. Representative(adj)

    giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8

  7. Representative(noun)

    one who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude

  8. Representative(noun)

    an agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority

  9. Representative(noun)

    one who represents, or stands in the place of, another

  10. Representative(noun)

    a member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress

  11. Representative(noun)

    that which presents the full character of the type of a group

  12. Representative(noun)

    a species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Representative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4088

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Representative' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4338

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Representative' in Nouns Frequency: #722

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Representative' in Adjectives Frequency: #775


Translations for Representative

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

representative(adjective)

being a good example (of something); typical

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