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  1. [noun] a person who represents others

  2. [noun] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
    Synonyms: spokesperson, interpreter, voice

  3. [noun] a member of the United States House of Representatives
    Synonyms: congressman, congresswoman

  4. [noun] an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
    Synonyms: example, illustration, instance

  5. [adjective] serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"

  6. [adjective] standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"

  7. [adjective] 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"


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