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representative

rep·re·sent·a·tive

representative

 
 
pronunciation:
re prih zen t tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that represents others or another.
She could not attend the meeting herself, so she asked her brother to be her representative.The company sent some of its representatives to negotiate with the property owners.I spoke with a sales representative who was knowledgeable about the product.
synonyms:
agent, emissary
similar words:
envoy, factor
definition 2: a person who speaks for a group, community, or constituency.
U.S. citizens vote for their Congressional representatives.
synonyms:
delegate, deputy, emissary
similar words:
ambassador, exponent
definition 3: a typical instance of something.
This hat is a good representative of the styles of the 1930s.
synonyms:
sample, specimen
similar words:
example, mirror
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving to represent.
synonyms:
representing
similar words:
balanced, sample, varied
definition 2: acting on behalf of others.
synonyms:
representing
similar words:
delegated, deputy
definition 3: functioning as an elected or otherwise chosen member to a legislative assembly, and authorized to act on behalf of a constituency.
synonyms:
representing
similar words:
deputy, elected
definition 4: pertaining to government by representation.
similar words:
democratic, elective, electoral, republican
definition 5: designated as a delegate or agent.
synonyms:
representing
similar words:
ambassadorial, deputy
definition 6: serving as a typical example of a certain class or type.
synonyms:
exemplary, illustrative, typical
antonyms:
atypical
similar words:
characteristic, emblematic, indicative, symbolic
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derivations: representatively (adv.), representativeness (n.)
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