1 representative /ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv/ adjective
1 representative
Learner's definition of REPRESENTATIVE
[more representative; most representative]
: typical of a particular group of people or of a particular thing
: including examples of the different types of people or things in a group
: having people who are chosen in elections to act or speak for or in support of the people who voted for them

— representativeness

noun [noncount]
2 representative /ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv/ noun
plural representatives
2 representative
plural representatives
Learner's definition of REPRESENTATIVE
: someone who acts or speaks for or in support of another person or group
: a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress or of a state government
: a person or thing that is typical of a group
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