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Definitions of representative

  1. a person who represents others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who represents, or stands in the place of, another. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which presents the full character of the type of a group. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One who has power to act for another or others; deputy or delegate; a member of the lower house in Congress, or of a State legislature; a member of any parliamentary body; one who, or that which, stands as a type of a group. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. One who stands for another, a deputy, delegate: (law) an heir. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. One who represents another or others; a member of the lower House of Congress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. One who or that which represents; a member of a representative body; in the United States, a member of the popular branch of Congress or of a State legislature. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. One who or that which exhibits the likeness of another; an agent, deputy or substitute; one who stands in the place of another as heir. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; - said of certain species and varieties. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Acting, or having power to act, for another or others; composed of those so acting; as, a representative assembly; having the marked features of a group; as, the gathering was representative of the best families; typical. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Representing: showing a likeness: bearing the character or power of others: presenting the full character of a class. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Representing; having the characteristics of a class. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Representing, or qualified to represent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Representing; exhibiting similitude; bearing the character or power of another; conducted by delegates. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Bearing the character or power of another; conducted by the agency of delegates chosen by the people. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for representative

  1. It can be covered up, however, and in what, on the whole, is such a fine, true- ringing, hearty old world as this, it need not be made much of; but when we find that a mind like this has been placed at the head of a Department of Poetry in a great, representative American university, the last thing that should be done with it is to cover it up. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  2. We decide that it is a false representative and has no corresponding reality behind it. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
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