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representative
'representative' - used as an adjective
1. serving to represent or typify
representative moviegoers
a representative modern play
2. standing for something else
the bald eagle is representative of the United States
3. 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

'representative' - used as a noun
4. a person who represents others
5. an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
6. a member of the United States House of Representatives
7. an item of information that is representative of a type
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Antonym
  • nonrepresentative
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