1. One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.
    I will send a representative to work out the details of the contract.
  2. A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.
    She served four terms as representative of her local at the national union convention.
  3. One that is taken as typical of its class.
  4. A member of the .
    All representatives face re-election every two years.


  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.

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