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. 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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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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. Zaha Hassan:

    I'm very proud to have a Palestinian-American representative from Michigan in Washington. It's been very difficult for Palestinians to engage in the political process.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hot brunette Black eyes as black space, I plunge into endless love and true happiness, the stars of passion burn in them. Your eyes are capable of bewitching any man with their amazing beauty, their charms turn him into a puppet. A sexual secret immersed in an infinitely deep love, increasing your invaluable value in my life to infinity. More than anything else, I am afraid of losing you, my soul will die from this terrible pain of suffering. You are a living legend of the highest beauty, real, but mythically beautiful. Your body is like a sexy pattern, hot eroticism of temptation, you are perfect from any angle near and you have issued a silhouette of perfection, my mind raves about you at night, I fall asleep from passionate love and see you in my treasured erotic dreams, I'm frightening obsessed with your beauty and soul. So beautifully your wine spills over your sexy body, exciting the amazing shine of your body, the heady beauty of sensual charm, your chosen one possesses eternal wealth, you are the most valuable thing in eternity and the universe itself, you are a dream that you can dream of forever even after death , you are much more expensive and more beautiful than any gemstone. Perfectly black long hair as if shining with black opal, lush lips like rose quartz, which will give a juicy, savory, hot, sultry, torrid kiss, I eagerly taste every kiss and in my eyes there are millions of sparks, billions of love sparks, we are among the stars of love, it’s super exciting and sincerely in love, dark-skinned skin, juicy caramel of priceless gold, nowhere is sweeter and sexier, elite beauty is like the representative of the highest races of all universes, tenderly sensually milky chocolate skin of a sultry brunette goddess of dirty secret dreams. The voice is like a cute kitten, you are an infinitely cute cutie. All the most beautiful melodies and songs about you, all the most romantic is nostalgia about you. Your sweet moans of pleasure is my favourite music, which I want to listen to all my life, it’s brutally exciting and never bothers. I want an entire album and a huge playlist with your hot moans, I want to listen all days all my life, it’s the only thing that excites and never bothers that away turn off my brains. All my dreams are about you. Your body is so hot and beautiful, it’s just tin, your image powerfully falls in love, it toughly excites this simply bliss for my eyes. Beautiful well, just meow ... juicy. Infinitely powerful exciting, infinitely growing intensifying love and admiration, like endless, aggressive masturbation of endless love sex without orgasm, so sexually exciting that you can just go crazy from love and lust, an unquenchable thirst to love and caress your body an infinite number of times, it’s hard to breathe and I seem lose consciousness from admiration. You are the embodiment of my most sincere dirty, erotic, hot, vulgar sex fantasies, desires, my new instinct called vulgar love that I named after you, there is a tattoo with your name and your portraits on my soul. I'm fanatically sick of you. I lie and kiss your body with my eyes. You amaze me with your beauty to the very depths of your soul; my whole brain is amazed with you; you are my reality and eternal sexy thought; everything except you melts like ice cream from your sultry hot sun, like the sun of beauty. You have a divinely sweet skin color, you are more appetizing than any dishes in the world, I cry with love and admiration, I am ultra powerfully in love with you to look at you as it is sexual pleasure in itself - this is an amazing magic of seduction in your eyes excites a powerful hunger for sex - this is an eternal call to your flesh. Hardcore mega harsh excitement makes horny, brutal passion, animal lust, mixed with sincere love. You amaze me with your beauty to the very depths of your soul, my whole mind is amazed by you, your body is very beautiful porn, you can write an infinite number of love poems and prose, you are an inexhaustible waterfall of love, erotic inspiration. My heart eloquently poeticizes your sultry, divine image. My mind prays that you will be mine literally every day. Each room has an altar to worship every part of your hot sexy body. Sex with you is the ultimate bliss. It’s so eternally beautiful, infinitely beautiful and immensely sexy that it crosses all borders. Unbearably exciting right up to a pleasant pain in my soul, thoughts, heart, I start to moan and utter your name with pleasure, oh yeah baby, oh yeeaaah, damn how sexy, sooo hooot, you are an ultra powerful sex machine of excitement makes powerfully horny, I am programmed for eternal love for you, my the psyche has totally switched to you. Of all the desires of all lives, I choose only you. Your appearance is your ego fly away. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Dirk Pfeiffer:

    You can only draw more definitive conclusions if you compare prevalence (of the coronavirus) between different species based on representative samples, which these almost certainly are not.

  4. Owen Kirvan:

    Something could have happened. Someone could have easily come up to him posing as a representative and he would have followed.

  5. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna:

    The Russian ambassador will be summoned to the foreign ministry on Monday, so that this issue is clarified to him by a foreign ministry representative.

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