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Meaning & Definition of Representative in English

English

Representative

/rɛprəzɛntətɪv/

noun

1. A person who represents others

    synonym:
  • representative

2. An advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

  • "The meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
    synonym:
  • spokesperson
  • ,
  • interpreter
  • ,
  • representative
  • ,
  • voice

3. A member of the united states house of representatives

    synonym:
  • congressman
  • ,
  • congresswoman
  • ,
  • representative

4. An item of information that is typical of a class or group

  • "This patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"
  • "There is an example on page 10"
    synonym:
  • example
  • ,
  • illustration
  • ,
  • instance
  • ,
  • representative

adjective

1. Serving to represent or typify

  • "Representative moviegoers"
  • "A representative modern play"
    synonym:
  • representative

2. Standing for something else

  • "The bald eagle is representative of the united states"
    synonym:
  • representative

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • representative

Examples of using

This sketch is representative of Tom's style.
Tom has always favored representative government.
Who's the representative from your district?