Definitions for representative
ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪvrep·re·sen·ta·tive
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word representative.
a person who represents others
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"
congressman, congresswoman, representativenoun
a member of the United States House of Representatives
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"
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.
Etymology: From representatif.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: representatif, Fr. from represent.
They relieve themselves with this distinction, and yet own the legal sacrifices, though representative, to be proper and real. Francis Atterbury.
This counsel of four hundred was chosen, one hundred out of each tribe, and seems to have been a body representative of the people; though the people collective reserved a share of power. Jonathan Swift.
A statue of rumour whispering an idiot in the ear, who was the representative of credulity. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
I wish the welfare of my country; and my morals and politicks teach me to leave all that to be adjusted by our representatives above, and to divine providence. Edward Blount, to Pope.
Difficulty must cumber this doctrine, which supposes that the perfections of God are the representatives to us, of whatever we perceive in the creatures. John Locke.
A representative is a person chosen or appointed to act, speak, or make decisions on behalf of a larger group or other person or entity. This can apply in a variety of contexts, including government officials elected to represent constituents, individuals representing companies in business transactions, or data samples that accurately reflect a larger dataset.
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
Etymology: [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.]
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
A person who represents.
The local government representative was very helpful, kind and caring.
Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
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
Representative Cheney has demonstrated again and again Representative Cheney commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people. Representative Cheney leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort, we are fortunate to have a partner of such strength and courage, and I look forward to continuing our work together as we uncover the facts, tell the American people the full story of January 6th, and ensure that nothing like that day ever happens again.
I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value,
Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official -- not to say arbitrary -- in their ideas, and are apter and apter with each passing day to forget that they only hold power in a representative capacity.
If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture than you are a victim of it.
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.
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Translations for representative
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- poslanec, zástupceCzech
- Repräsentant, repräsentativGerman
- πλασιέ, βουλευτήςGreek
- representativo, representanteSpanish
- edustaja, edustavaFinnish
- délégué, représentatif, mandataire, député, représentant, typiqueFrench
- riochdaire, neach-ionaidScottish Gaelic
- נציג, מייצגת, מייצג, נציגהHebrew
- rappresentante, rappresentativoItalian
- repraesentātīva, repraesentātīvusLatin
- representatief, vertegenwoordigerDutch
- reprezentant, reprezentatywnyPolish
- representante, representativoPortuguese
- представительница, характерный, показательный, уполномоченный, делегат, представитель, типичный, [[член]] [[палатаRussian
- Tiêu biểuVietnamese
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