|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|
|Related terms:||legislator rep|
|3.||[ noun ] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose|
|Synonyms:||voice interpreter spokesperson|
"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|
"representative moviegoers" "a representative modern play"
|5.||[ adjective ] standing for something else|
"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|
"representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"
|7.||[ noun ] a single item of information that is representative of a type|
|Synonyms:||example instance illustration|
"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|