Definitions of representative

  1. a person who represents others
  2. One who, or that which, represents ( anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude.
  3. An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority.
  4. One who represents, or stands in the place of, another.
  5. A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress.
  6. That which presents the full character of the type of a group.
  7. A species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region.
  8. 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.
  9. One who stands for another, a deputy, delegate: ( law) an heir.
  10. One who represents another or others; a member of the lower House of Congress.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. serving to represent or typify; " representative moviegoers"; " a representative modern play"
  14. 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"
  15. standing for something else; " the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
  16. 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"
  17. Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
  18. Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.
  19. Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.
  20. Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family.
  21. Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8.
  22. Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; - said of certain species and varieties.
  23. 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.
  24. Representing: showing a likeness: bearing the character or power of others: presenting the full character of a class.
  25. Representing; having the characteristics of a class.
  26. Representing, or qualified to represent.
  27. Representing; exhibiting similitude; bearing the character or power of another; conducted by delegates.
  28. Bearing the character or power of another; conducted by the agency of delegates chosen by the people.