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    representative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word representative

    Definition
    (noun) a person who represents others Definition
    (noun) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    Synonyms : interpreter , spokesperson , voice
    Example Sentence
    • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government
    Definition
    (noun) a member of the United States House of Representatives
    Synonyms : congressman , congresswoman
    Definition
    (noun) an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    Synonyms : example , illustration , instance
    Example Sentence
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
    Definition
    (adj) serving to represent or typify
    Example Sentence
    • representative moviegoers
    • a representative modern play
    Definition
    (adj) standing for something else
    Example Sentence
    • the bald eagle is representative of the United States
    Definition
    (adj) being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
    Example Sentence
    • representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people
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