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Definition of "representative" []

  • One that serves as an example or type for others of the same classification. (noun)
  • One that serves as a delegate or agent for another. (noun)
  • A member of a governmental body, usually legislative, chosen by popular vote. (noun)
  • A member of the U.S. House of Representatives or of the lower house of a state legislature. (noun)
  • Representing, depicting, or portraying or able to do so. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "representative" in a sentence
  • "_Chief of Intelligence_, of which He is the general representative, is named _Archangel, type_ and _representative_ of all spirits, even those of mortals."
  • "In fact the term representative has become “a contradiction in terms”."
  • "Institutional investors who would like a meeting with management should contact their TAG representative or Priscilla Silva of Avery Dennison at 626 304-2165."