Associations to the word «Representative»


REPRESENTATIVE, adjective. Typical; having the same properties or interest as a larger group.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. One that is taken as typical of its class.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. (US) (politics) A member of the US House of Representatives.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. Company agent who visits potential purchasers, salesman.
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES, noun. Plural of representative democracy
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY, noun. A policy under the rule of people acting on the behalf of and, to a lesser extent, in the interests of the voting blocks by which they were elected.
REPRESENTATIVE ELEMENT, noun. (inorganic chemistry) (physics) main group element
REPRESENTATIVE FRACTION, noun. (cartography) The scale of a map expressed as a fraction
REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, noun. A government where citizens elect people to represent them and make laws on their behalf, instead of always voting directly on laws and other government actions.
REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENTS, noun. Plural of representative government

Dictionary definition

REPRESENTATIVE, noun. A person who represents others.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. An advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government".
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. A member of the United States House of Representatives.
REPRESENTATIVE, noun. An item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10".
REPRESENTATIVE, adjective. Serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play".
REPRESENTATIVE, adjective. Standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States".
REPRESENTATIVE, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis