What does Representative mean?

Definitions for Representative
ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪvRep·re·sen·ta·tive

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From representatif.

  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.

    Etymology: From representatif.

  3. representative(Noun)

    One that is taken as typical of its class.

    Etymology: From representatif.

  4. representative(Noun)

    A member of the US House of Representatives.

    All representatives face re-election every two years.

    Etymology: From representatif.

  5. representative(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From representatif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Representative(adj)

    fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  2. Representative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  3. Representative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  5. Representative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  7. Representative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  8. Representative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  9. Representative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  10. Representative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  11. Representative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  12. Representative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. representative

    A person elected to represent their electorate as a member of a form of unity government.

    The representative did have optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for all as their priorities at all times.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 16, 2020  
  2. representative

    A person who represents.

    The local government representative was very helpful, kind and caring.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Representative?

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How to say Representative in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Representative in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Representative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Representative in a Sentence

  1. Jill Mikucki:

    This study shows Blood Falls isn't just a weird little seep, it may be representative of a much larger hydrologic network.

  2. Patty Murray:

    It’s time for us as elected representatives to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to set an example, and to live a set of values that is truly representative and worthy of the Congress, our democracy, and our great country.

  3. Flavio Volpe:

    So I think it’s important we get some technical advice from the experts at (the U.S. Trade Representative) on how exactly we’re going to do that… A lot of plastics are petroleum-based. So what’s the methodology there — are we tracing back to bitumen, are we tracing back to sweet crude? “When you say you’re going back to the base raw materials that’s what you’re talking about. So when did the dinosaurs die? And where did they die? And can we claim ownership of that?

  4. Emeasoba George:

    No human is a role model in actual sense or rather logically. These are my reasons. A model is a perfect or ­peculiar representative of a system, an organ or a product. Whereas, a role model itself, is a distinctive model from models. Now, that signifies, a role model should be perfect and peculiar from the crowd or its counterparts. But unfortunately, the reverse is always the case with the so called role models right here or out there. Besides that, every so called role model right here or out there looks up to someone else as his or her own role model too. And that shouldn't be so. Anyway, all I'm saying in essence is this, the so called role models don't deserve to be called role models. Moreover, that infers you've got to be and remain your own model. I mean, always be your own self and stop copying or imitating someone else no matter what happens. Lest you forget, every human is a unique creation i.e. you are God's masterpiece scripture reference (Psalms 139 : 14). Nevertheless, I guess that's a reasonable reason why you should always long to be and remain your own self and not at all any other person or celebrity right here or out there.

  5. World Rugby:

    I spoke to [ Hale ] T-Pole the Pacific Island representative, i've been speaking to him regularly. I said be confident we are not going to go down that road [ of a ring-fenced league ]. If we go down that road probably I won't be here.

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