representative

  • 1 representative — rep·re·sen·ta·tive 1 adj 1: serving to represent 2 a: standing or acting for another esp. through delegated authority an agent acting in a representative capacity b: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the people are represented… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Representative — Rep re*sent a*tive, n. [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude. [1913 Webster] A statute of Rumor, whispering an idiot in the ear, who was the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Representative — Rep re*sent a*tive ( z?nt ? t?v), a. [Cf. F. repr?sentatif.] 1. Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude. [1913 Webster] 2. Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 representative — [rep΄rə zen′tə tiv] adj. [ME < MFr or ML: MFr représentatif < ML repraesentativus] 1. representing or serving to represent; specif., a) picturing; portraying; reproducing b) acting or speaking, esp. by due authority, in the place or on… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 representative — [adj] characteristic, typical adumbrative, archetypal, classic, classical, delineative, depictive, emblematic, evocative, exemplary, ideal, illustrative, model, presentational, prototypal, prototypical, quintessential, rep*, symbolic, symbolical; …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 representative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) typical of a class or group. 2) containing typical examples of many or all types: a representative sample. 3) (of a legislative or deliberative assembly) consisting of people chosen to act and speak on behalf of a wider group. 4)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Representative — may refer to: *Representation *Legislator, someone who is part of a legislature *House of Representatives …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 representative — (adj.) serving to represent, late 14c., from O.Fr. representatif (early 14c.), from M.L. repræsentativus, from L. repræsentare (see REPRESENT (Cf. represent)), Meaning standing for others is from 1620s; in the political sense of holding the place …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 representative — n *delegate, deputy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 representative — A person appointed on behalf of another to carry out the acts and formalities required by customs rules. Representatives may be either Direct or Indirect. A representative must state who they are acting on behalf of, specify the type of… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 representative — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ chief, leading, main ▪ senior ▪ sole ▪ I was the sole representative of the committee …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 representative — I UK [ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms representative : singular representative plural representatives *** 1) someone who has been chosen or elected by a person or group to vote, give opinions, or make decisions for them an… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 representative — rep|re|sen|ta|tive1 [ ,reprı zentətıv ] noun count *** 1. ) someone who has been chosen or elected by a person or group to vote, give opinions, or make decisions for them: an elected/political representative representative of/from: Delegates will …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 representative — A person or thing that represents, or stands for, a number or class of persons or things, or that in some way corresponds to, stands for, replaces, or is equivalent to, another person or thing. Gaffney v. Unit Crane & Shovel Corp., D.C.Pa., 117 F …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 representative — [[t]re̱prɪze̱ntətɪv[/t]] ♦♦ representatives 1) N COUNT A representative is a person who has been chosen to act or make decisions on behalf of another person or a group of people. ...trade union representatives... Employees from each department… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 representative — rep|re|sen|ta|tive1 [ˌreprıˈzentətıv] adj 1.) typical of a particular group or thing representative of ▪ The latest incident is representative of a wider trend. 2.) including examples of all the different types of something in a group ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 representative — I adj. representative of II n. 1) a sales representative (BE also has commercial traveller) 2) an elected representative * * * [ˌreprɪ zentətɪv] an elected representative representative of a sales representative (BE also has commercial traveller) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 representative — 1 adjective 1 like other members of the same group; typical (+ of): Are your opinions representative of the views of all the students? 2 a representative system of government allows everyone to express their opinions by voting for representatives …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 representative — 1. adjective 1) a representative sample Syn: typical, prototypical, characteristic, illustrative, archetypal Ant: atypical 2) the red maple leaf is representative of Canada Syn: symbolic …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 representative — 1. adjective 1) a representative sample Syn: typical, characteristic, illustrative 2) a female figure representative of Britain Syn: symbolic, emblematic • Ant: atypical 2. noun 1) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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