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[ US /ˌɹɛpɹəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌɹɛpɹəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌɹɛpɹɪˈzɛnətɪv, ˌɹɛpɹɪˈzɛntətɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɹˌɛpɹɪzˈɛntətˌɪv/ ]
  1. serving to represent or typify
    representative moviegoers
    a representative modern play
  2. 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
  3. standing for something else
    the bald eagle is representative of the United States
  1. an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    there is an example on page 10
  2. a member of the United States House of Representatives
  3. a person who represents others
  4. an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government
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How To Use representative In A Sentence

  • For one thing, we will have to ignore a good deal of commentary presented by nameless characters, by representative characters, and by lay figures who appear for one important speech and are never seen again.
  • Even I, a tolerant representative of the Middle Way, found myself blinking at this unquestionably Romish style of adornment. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • Johnson and a cohort of industry representatives have been busy banging the drum for London's fintech scene.
  • Here, human or mouse embryonic stem cells, in vitro representatives of the totipotent inner cell mass blastomeres, are placed into culture.
  • Experts agree that hippos belong to the mammalian order Artiodactyla, a group of even-toed, hoofed creatures whose extant representatives include camels, pigs and ruminants such as cows.
  • Benedict, put simply, is living out what he spoke of in Deus Caritas Est, which is true charity: Can we simply exclude them, as representatives of a radical fringe, from our pursuit of reconciliation and unity? Ecumenism
  • The nia nucleotide sequences were compared among Fusarium species representative of different lineages.
  • The survey covers a representative sample of schools.
  • There will be a representative from Crumlin Hospital attending the function to accept the cheque.
  • On the platform were representatives of the UK Independence Party, Conservatives, Lib-Dems, Labour and the Greens, and the usual mud-slinging followed.
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