Definitions for representative

Definitions for (noun) representative

Main entry: representative, illustration, instance, example

Definition: an item of information that is typical of a class or group

Usage: this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome; there is an example on page 10

Main entry: congressman, congresswoman, representative

Definition: a member of the United States House of Representatives

Main entry: representative

Definition: a person who represents others

Main entry: spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice

Definition: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

Usage: the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

Definitions for (adj) representative

Main entry: representative

Definition: being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives

Usage: representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people

Main entry: representative

Definition: standing for something else

Usage: the bald eagle is representative of the United States

Main entry: representative

Definition: serving to represent or typify

Usage: representative moviegoers; a representative modern play

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