representative ADJECTIVE 1) typical of a class or group. 2) containing typical examples of many or all types: a representative sample. 3) (of a legislative or deliberative assembly) consisting of people chosen to act and speak on behalf of a wider group. 4) serving as a portrayal or symbol of something.
NOUN 1) a person chosen to act and speak for another or others. 2) an agent of a firm who travels to potential clients to sell its products. 3) an example of a class or group.
DERIVATIVES representatively adverb representativeness noun.

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