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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: a person who speaks or acts for a group or community.
U.S. citizens vote for representatives in Congress.
synonyms:
delegate
similar words:
ambassador
definition 2: a typical example of something.
This hat is a good representative of the styles of the 1930s.
synonyms:
sample, specimen
similar words:
example
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with government by representatives.
The United States has a representative form of government.
similar words:
democratic, republican
definition 2: being a typical example of a certain group or kind.
This song is representative of the musician's work.
synonyms:
typical
similar words:
characteristic, symbolic
derivations: representatively (adv.), representativeness (n.)
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  community, democracy, government, legislature