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Definitions of representative

  1.   a member of the United States House of Representatives
  2.   Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.
  3.   Acting, or having power to act, for another or others; composed of those so acting; as, a representative assembly; having the marked features of a group; as, the gathering was representative of the best families; typical.
  4.   One who or that which represents; a member of a representative body; in the United States, a member of the popular branch of Congress or of a State legislature.
  5.   One who, or that which, represents ( anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude.
  6.   Representing; exhibiting similitude; bearing the character or power of another; conducted by delegates.
  7.   a single item of information that is representative of a type; " this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; " there is a good example on page 10"
  8.   Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.
  9.   A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress.
  10.   An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority.
  11.   Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family.
  12.   That which presents the full character of the type of a group.
  13.   One who represents, or stands in the place of, another.
  14.   Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
  15.   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"
  16.   Bearing the character or power of another; conducted by the agency of delegates chosen by the people.
  17.   an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; " the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
  18.   standing for something else; " the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
  19.   A species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region.
  20.   Representing; having the characteristics of a class.
  21.   One who exhibits the likeness of another; an agent; a deputy; a substitute; one who represents another or others; in nat. hist., that which presents the full character of the type of a group.
  22.   serving to represent or typify; " representative moviegoers"; " a representative modern play"
  23.   Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8.
  24.   One who has power to act for another or others; deputy or delegate; a member of the lower house in Congress, or of a State legislature; a member of any parliamentary body; one who, or that which, stands as a type of a group.
  25.   One who stands for another, a deputy, delegate: ( law) an heir.
  26.   Representing, or qualified to represent.
  27.   Representing: showing a likeness: bearing the character or power of others: presenting the full character of a class.
  28.   Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; - said of certain species and varieties.
  29.   an item of information that is representative of a type; " this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; " there is an example on page 10"
  30.   a person who represents others
  31.   One who or that which exhibits the likeness of another; an agent, deputy or substitute; one who stands in the place of another as heir.
  32.   One who represents another or others; a member of the lower House of Congress.

Quotes of representative

  1. It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way. – Paddy Ashdown
  2. Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. – Edmund Burke
  3. There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman. – Carrie Chapman Catt
  4. If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country that's going to have a representative government and will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region. – Douglas Feith
  5. However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science. – Knut Hamsun
  6. If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it. – S. I. Hayakawa
  7. A representative is free delivery; she's a personal beauty consultant. Some people want that high touch. – Andrea Jung
  8. Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms. – Franz Kafka
  9. The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission. – Mark Kirk
  10. The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans. – Christa McAuliffe
  11. As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents. – Sidney Poitier
  12. I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace. – Yitzhak Rabin
  13. English girls' schools to -day providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half -century. – Mary A. Ward

Usage examples for representative

  1. Your sincerely, In the preparation of this volume a letter of inquiry was sent out to a number of representative business houses all over the country. ” – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. We decide that it is a false representative and has no corresponding reality behind it. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  3. In his interests, his bearing, his relations to the public life of the country, no less than in his work, he held fast to the best traditions of literature, and he has taken his place among the representative American men of Letters. ” – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  4. It is, as you know, your duty to receive Dr. Sauber on board, and as you fly the American colours it is your duty to receive me as the representative of the authority of the United States. ” – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  5. Candidate for representative be you? ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. “ No, I'll tell you: I'll not go for the New York papers, but I will just step round and call upon the representative of the country- pay my respects to him, you know- if you wish it. ” – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  7. It would be folly to speak of one thus distinguished by singular personal qualities as if he were, to any great extent, representative of a class. ” – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  8. He spoke as the representative of Brook Farm. ” – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  9. “ I gave him a dinner at my house and had a number of representative men to meet him. ” – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  10. From 1803 to 1811 he was a member of the United States Senate- from 1814 to '17 was a representative in Congress. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  11. When the Queen of England was able to see company, Cardinal Tanora came in state, as representative of the Sacred College, to congratulate her. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  12. In '49 he was chosen representative of the people. ” – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
  13. “ Dowd became at last entirely representative – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  14. You mistake me, said Sir Adrian with an effort; while you are acting as my representative you have, as you know, all liberty to entertain what guests you choose, and as you see fit. ” – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  15. It can be covered up, however, and in what, on the whole, is such a fine, true- ringing, hearty old world as this, it need not be made much of; but when we find that a mind like this has been placed at the head of a Department of Poetry in a great, representative American university, the last thing that should be done with it is to cover it up. ” – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  16. “ Heman is our representative in Washin'ton, and- Did you say anything?" ” – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. And as Adam was the representative of the human family, so Christ became the Head of all who should be saved. ” – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  18. Knows you as our representative but only by name. ” – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  19. Not the mental image, the mere representative but the desk itself, a something that is physical and not mental? ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  20. These examples may suffice as a glimpse into the nature of this treasure- house, but where so much is rare and costly, it is not easy to make a selection that shall be fairly representative – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone

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