What does Representative mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Representative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. representativenoun

    a person who represents others

  2. spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voicenoun

    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, representativenoun

    a member of the United States House of Representatives

  4. example, illustration, instance, representativeadjective

    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. representativeadjective

    serving to represent or typify

    "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"

  6. representativeadjective

    standing for something else

    "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"

  7. representativeadjective

    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. representativenoun

    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. representativenoun

    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. representativenoun

    One that is taken as typical of its class.

    Etymology: From representatif.

  4. representativenoun

    A member of the US House of Representatives.

    All representatives face re-election every two years.

    Etymology: From representatif.

  5. representativeadjective

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

    Etymology: From representatif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Representativeadjective

    fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  2. Representativeadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  3. Representativeadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  4. Representativeadjective

    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. Representativeadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  6. Representativeadjective

    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. Representativenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  8. Representativenoun

    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. Representativenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  10. Representativenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  11. Representativenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]

  12. Representativenoun

    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

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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. David Pressman:

    Ambassador Power strongly supports any bipartisan effort to address the serious threat to our national security posed by Russia’s interference in our electoral process, and is eager to engage with the Senate and House committees on the timeline they have requested, while serving as our Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the National Security Council responsible for advising the President on the full-range of threats confronting the United States, and long before receiving an invitation to engage the Congressional committees, Ambassador Power was unambiguous about her support of bipartisan efforts to determine the full extent of this threat to our national security.

  2. Matt Brooks:

    Racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance have no place in our civil discourse. This is part of my responsibility as a Representative to the diverse constituency I represent. As public officials, we must all recommit ourselves to simultaneously advocating for our communities while fostering a more inclusive, tolerant society. you cannot condemn anti-Semitism and embrace the anti-Semite.

  3. Michael Kugelman:

    We shouldn't overstate the importance of this letter. It may be a case of the Taliban trying to earn some legitimacy and goodwill by playing the role of good guy and proposing nonviolent solutions, at the end of the day, The Taliban has no incentive to propose talks unless it's starting to feel major pressure on the battlefield. Though U.S. forces have ramped up their fight, I think it's too early for The Taliban to suddenly conclude it's not worth fighting anymore. Michael Kugelman said the Taliban offer could nonetheless be useful to the President Trump administration. Even if the letter is just a bluff, and I assume it is, the White House can say - Look, our strategy is already paying off. A spate of bombings last month in Kabul fueled anger against The Taliban across the country, and prompted the President Trump administration to close the doors for peace talks with the Islamic insurgents. Taliban fighters( Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) But The Taliban knows President Trump does n’t want the U.S. to be in Special Representative for Afghanistan. The Taliban will be banking on the belief the U.S. and the West have lost the will to remain there. US ADDING AIR POWER, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN AFGHANISTAN US AND PAKISTAN CLASH AT United Nations ' OVER Special Representative for Afghanistan In a recent visit to eastern Special Representative for Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, who commands the U.S. and NATO’s Resolute Support mission in the Special Representative for Afghanistan, said the intensified U.S. offensive is producing results.

  4. Colin Hamilton:

    There is s big divergence between some of the physical indexes and actual transactions. These occasional transactions are not representative of the actual market.

  5. Evan Longoria:

    Well, theres a couple of pieces of metal, right? You get a ring, too. Thats a big piece of metal, i think everybody that plays the game knows its not just a piece of metal. Its the blood, sweat and tears that go into the, whatever, 175 games or whatever it is that it takes to win a World Series. The sacrifices. I dont know if he said that to make a funny or what, but its obviously representative of something much bigger than that.

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