a person who represents others
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"
congressman, congresswoman, representative(noun)
a member of the United States House of Representatives
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"
serving to represent or typify
"representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"
standing for something else
"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
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"
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.
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.
One that is taken as typical of its class.
A member of the US House of Representatives.
All representatives face re-election every two years.
Typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.
Origin: From representatif.
fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude
bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people
conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government
serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family
similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; -- said of certain species and varieties
giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8
one who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude
an agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority
one who represents, or stands in the place of, another
a member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress
that which presents the full character of the type of a group
a species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region
Origin: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'representative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4088
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'representative' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4338
Rank popularity for the word 'representative' in Nouns Frequency: #722
Rank popularity for the word 'representative' in Adjectives Frequency: #775
The numerical value of representative in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of representative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I will have a legal representative there.
We are technically not at war, Representative Forbes.
I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value,
I knew I had bound the commonwealth as a representative of the sovereign.
We requested that future contacts take place in a more representative format.
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Translations for representative
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- poslanec, zástupceCzech
- repräsentativ, RepräsentantGerman
- βουλευτής, πλασιέGreek
- representante, representativoSpanish
- edustaja, edustavaFinnish
- représentant, député, représentatif, délégué, mandataire, typiqueFrench
- neach-ionaid, riochdaireScottish Gaelic
- נציג, נציגה, מייצג, מייצגתHebrew
- rappresentativo, rappresentanteItalian
- repraesentātīvus, repraesentātīvaLatin
- representatief, vertegenwoordigerDutch
- reprezentatywny, reprezentantPolish
- representativo, representantePortuguese
- типичный, представительница, показательный, [[член]] [[палата, характерный, представитель, делегат, уполномоченныйRussian
- Tiêu biểuVietnamese
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