representative
1. [ noun ] a person who represents others
Related terms: negotiator agent alderman contact delegate head_of_state personal_representative assemblywoman union_representative resident_commissioner emissary assemblyman
2. [ noun ] (politics) a member of the United States House of Representatives
Synonyms: congressman congresswoman
Related terms: legislator rep
3. [ noun ] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
Synonyms: voice interpreter spokesperson
Examples:

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

Related terms: advocate spokesman traveling_salesman spin_doctor mouthpiece spokeswoman flak_catcher ambassador
4. [ adjective ] serving to represent or typify
Examples:

"representative moviegoers" "a representative modern play"

Related terms: typical
5. [ adjective ] standing for something else
Examples:

"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"

Related terms: nonrepresentative emblematic allegorical
6. [ adjective ] (politics) being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
Examples:

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

Related terms: democratic
7. [ noun ] a single item of information that is representative of a type
Synonyms: example instance illustration
Examples:

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is a good example on page 10"

Related terms: information sample exception specimen precedent apology quintessence exemplify exemplify
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