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Definition 1: an item of information that is typical of a class or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where representative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
  • there is an example on page 10

Synonyms for representative in the sense of this definition

(representative is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of representative ) a poor example

"it was an apology for a meal" "a poor excuse for an automobile"

(... is a kind of representative ) an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

"all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child" "an exception tests the rule"

(... is a kind of representative ) an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

(... is a kind of representative ) the most typical example or representative of a type

(... is a kind of representative ) a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

(... is a kind of representative ) an example regarded as typical of its class

Definition 2: a person who represents others - [noun denoting person]

(representative is a kind of ...) someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)

(... is a kind of representative ) a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

(... is a kind of representative ) the representative of Puerto Rico in the United States House of Representatives

(... is a kind of representative ) a person who manages the affairs of another

(... is a kind of representative ) the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government

(... is a kind of representative ) someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

(... is a kind of representative ) a person appointed or elected to represent others

(... is a kind of representative ) a person who is in a position to give you special assistance

"he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"

(... is a kind of representative ) a woman assemblyman

(... is a kind of representative ) someone who is a member of a legislative assembly

(... is a kind of representative ) a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)

"aldermen usually represent city wards"

(... is a kind of representative ) a representative for a labor union

Definition 3: a member of the United States House of Representatives - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for representative in the sense of this definition

(representative is a kind of ...) someone who makes or enacts laws

(... is a kind of representative ) informal abbreviation of `representative'

Definition 4: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose - [noun denoting person]

Samples where representative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for representative in the sense of this definition

(representative is a kind of ...) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

(... is a kind of representative ) an informal representative

"an ambassador of good will"

(... is a kind of representative ) a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

(... is a kind of representative ) a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

(... is a kind of representative ) a male spokesperson

(... is a kind of representative ) a female spokesperson

(... is a kind of representative ) a salesman who travels to call on customers

Definition 5: standing for something else - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where representative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bald eagle is representative of the United States

(representative is similar to ...) used in or characteristic of or containing allegory

"allegorical stories" "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"

(representative is similar to ...) serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

"a crown is emblematic of royalty" "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"

Definition 6: being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where representative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(representative is similar to ...) characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

"democratic government" "a democratic country" "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"

Definition 7: serving to represent or typify - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where representative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • representative moviegoers
  • a representative modern play

(representative is similar to ...) exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

"a typical American girl" "a typical suburban community" "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year" "a painting typical of the Impressionist school" "a typical romantic poem" "a typical case of arteritis"

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