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Definition of Representative

Representative

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

Representative Quotations

There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.
Fidel Castro

There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.
Carrie Chapman Catt

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.
Lester B. Pearson

Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.
Elizabeth Gilbert

The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans.
Christa McAuliffe
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Representative Translations

representative in Afrikaans is verteenwoordiger
representative in Danish is delegeret
representative in Dutch is gedeputeerde, afgevaardigde
representative in Italian is rappresentante
representative in Latin is responsal
representative in Portuguese is representante
representative in Spanish is substituto, representante
representative in Swedish is representant, representativ, ombud
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