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representativerep‧re‧sen‧ta‧tive1 /ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv◂/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable]  1 PGREPRESENTsomeone who has been chosen to speak, vote, or make decisions for someone else syn delegate a union representativerepresentative of an elected representative of the people2 Representative
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representativeJapan has refused to send a representative to the talks in Geneva.He was a representative of a mill called Waddells and he had a strange-looking horse-drawn vehicle, square shaped with high sides.A representative from one of these schools can head you in the right direction.A local Celtic representative was there to see Byrne inspire Bangor to a thrilling 2-1 win.At both central and local level of government there are elected representatives and professional administrators and other staff.Most of its people favor accepting; otherwise, its representatives would never bid.Opposition representatives were reduced to protesting outside the premises where the Socialists assumed office.John Kohorn is the company's representative in Prague.Decision making is split between adjudication officers and officers known as Secretary of State's representatives.He has since been joined by his elder brother, Jim, a sales representative.We discussed these issues with a senior representative of the company.the representative from Belgium
RepresentativeRepresentativea member of the House of Representatives, the Lower House of Congress in the United States representative
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representativerepresentative2 ●○○ adjective  1 TYPICALtypical of a particular group or thingrepresentative of The latest incident is representative of a wider trend.see thesaurus at typical2 including examples of all the different types of something in a group The pollsters asked a representative sample of New York residents for their opinions.3 PGPa representative system of government allows people to vote for other people to represent them in the government a representative democracy
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representativeIt is not possible to judge whether the social context or the people studied are in any way typical, or representative.Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the representative findings of the expression of pre-S2 in the liver.They discard the traditional system of checks and balances of representative government.These paintings are representative of the kind of work being done by young artists nowadays.Would you say that his views were representative of the majority of French voters?It does not matter what method of straining is chosen if it can determine A1 since the volume is a representative one.These large juries were clearly intended to provide a reasonably representative sample of popular opinion.For our survey we asked a representative sample of voters to give us their opinions.representative ofThe latest incident is representative of a larger trend.an elected representative of the peoplerepresentative sampleThese samples have been found to be very similar socioeconomically to a representative sample.All employees or a representative sample answered the questionnaire.There are two main ways in which such a representative sample can be constructed.We selected a representative sample of 650 students and asked them to rate teaching techniques.A representative sample of case histories follows.These large juries were clearly intended to provide a reasonably representative sample of popular opinion.In the case of such representative sample, the population parameters can be estimated from the sample values.Using a nationally representative sample, this study examines the effects on family life of elderly persons in the household.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrepresentativerep‧re‧sen‧ta‧tive1 /ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv/ noun [countable]1 (also sales representative)MARKETINGJOB a person who sells a company’s products or services by speaking to customers on the phone or travelling to meet them SYN REPThe work of a sales representative includes after-sales service.The local representative promised to visit them to demonstrate the machine.2someone chosen to speak or make decisions for another person or group of peopleMake sure your employees’ representatives are involved.A stockmarket representative was sceptical of the outcome. personal representative union representativerepresentativerepresentative2 adjective like other members of the same group, and therefore showing what they are all likeUnfortunately, your sample is not statistically representative of the population.the most extensive and representative information currently available on temporary labour
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