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

"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"

Related terms: typical
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"

Related terms: democratic
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
Similar spelling:   representation