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Representative meaning

representative - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
  3. 3. Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.
  4. 4. Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.
  5. 5. Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family.
  6. 6. Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8.
  7. 7. One who, or that which, represents ( anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude.
  8. 8. An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority.
  9. 9. One who represents, or stands in the place of, another.
  10. 10. A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress.
  11. 11. That which presents the full character of the type of a group.
  12. 12. A species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region.
  13. 13. Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; - said of certain species and varieties.
  14. 14. One who represents another or others; a member of the lower House of Congress.
  15. 15. Representing; having the characteristics of a class.

representative - examples of usage

  1. But the fact is that the landlord's representative- his steward- has been forced to this step by the action and opinion of the tenant- farmers. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He was not minded to set his foot upon any land other than his own, but he had sent as his representative Pocahontas's uncle, Opechisco, and many messages of affection to " his dearest daughter." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. No, I'll tell you: I'll not go for the New York papers, but I will just step round and call upon the representative of the country- pay my respects to him, you know- if you wish it. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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