Complete Definition of "representative"

see|représentative
English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-representative.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
From OF. representatif.

Adjective
representative

  1. Typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.

#: Are you sure this paper is representative of your child's writing?
#: If you took all the fools out of the legislature, it wouldn't be a representative body anymore. — Texas State Senator Carl Parker.

Translations
trans-top|typical
Dutch: representatief
German: repräsentativ
Hebrew: he-translation|×××צ×|meyatség m, he-translation|×××צ×ת|meyatséget f,
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Polish: reprezentatywny
Spanish: representante
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Noun
representative

  1. One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotation.

#: I will send a representative to work out the details of the contract.

  1. A member of the w:US House of Representatives|US House of Representatives.

#: All representatives face re-election every two years.

  1. mathematics A designated member of an equivalence class.

#: We usually choose 0 and 1 as representatives of the even and odd numbers.

Translations
trans-top|one who speaks for another
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙØ«Ù IPAchar|(mumáθθil) m
Chinese: 代表 (dàibiÇo)
Dutch: vertegenwoordiger m
Finnish: edistaka
French: représentant m
German: Repräsentant m
Hebrew: he-translation|נצ××|natsíg m, he-translation|נצ×××|netsigá f
Hungarian: képviselÅ
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Italian: rappresentante m|f
Japanese: 代表è (daihyÅsha)
Korean: ëí (daepyo)
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙÛÙÙâر
Polish: reprezentant m
Portuguese: representante m|f
Russian: пÑедÑÑавиÑÐµÐ»Ñ (predstavítelâ) m
Serbian: poslanik
Spanish: representante m|f
Swedish: representant
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Related terms
House of Representatives
represent
representative body

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