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noun 
  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.
adjective 
  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.
Etymology: From representatif.


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