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1 adjective
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1 typical of a particular group or thing
representative of
The latest incident is representative of a wider trend.
2 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.
3PGP a representative system of government allows people to vote for other people to represent them in the government:
a representative democracy

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