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Etymology

From Old French representatif.

Adjective

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Positive
representative

Comparative
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  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.

Translations

Noun

Singular
representative

Plural
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  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.
  2. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A member of the US House of Representatives.
    All representatives face re-election every two years.
  3. (mathematics) A designated member of an equivalence class.
    We usually choose 0 and 1 as representatives of the even and odd numbers.

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