Representative

Definition of Representative

Rep`re`sent´a`tive   Pronunciation: ~z?nt`?-t?v
a.1.Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
2.Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.
3.Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.
4.(Nat.Hist.) Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family.
5.(Metaph.) Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8.
n.1.
1.One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude.
A statute of Rumor, whispering an idiot in the ear, who was the representative of Credulity.
- Addison.
Difficulty must cumber this doctrine which supposes that the perfections of God are the representatives to us of whatever we perceive in the creatures.
- Locke.
2.An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority.
3.(Law) One who represents, or stands in the place of, another.
4.A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress.
5.(Nat.Hist.) That which presents the full character of the type of a group.

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