representative has definitions from the field of politics
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[ noun ] a person who represents others

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

When suitable equipment is_located by the SBA representative , the small business_concern is contacted and advised on when , where , and how to bid on such property .

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[ noun ] (politics) a member of the United States House of Representatives

Used in print

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

The people of the 17_th District of New_York , and I as their Representative in Congress , take great pride in the New_York_Times as one of the great and authoritative newspapers of the world .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

In municipal systems we tend to view what is called positivism as fundamentally a movement to democratize policy by increasing the power of parliament - the elected representatives - at the expense of the more conservative judiciary .

Related terms

legislator rep

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[ noun ] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

Examples

"the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

Used in print

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

In 1914 when the town was chosen for the U._S._Amateur_Golf tournament , a representative hurried here from the Boston manager 's office .

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[ adjective ] serving to represent or typify

Examples

"representative moviegoers" "a representative modern play"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Samples zoomed into closeup range in regular succession , like telephone_poles passing on the highway , while representative music reinforced the mood of the late teens and 1920 's .

Related terms

typical

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[ adjective ] standing for something else

Examples

"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"

Used in print

(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)

Applying the techniques developed at Harvard for generating a paradigm from a representative form and its classification , we can add all forms of a word to the dictionary at_once .

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[ adjective ] (politics) being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives

Examples

"representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"

Related terms

democratic

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[ noun ] a single item of information that is representative of a type

Examples

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is a good example on page 10"

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