Definition of 'representative'
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You may recall that we elected our representatives to it only last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We will carefully consider feedback and any affordable proposals that members or their representatives make. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Each successive year a similar random but representative sample of pupils will sit parts of the same two tests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It said that visitor failure is likely to lead to a costly requirement for phone contact with local government representatives. Computing (2010)It is unedifying for our elected representatives to greet a ruling with which they disagree by accusing individual judges of prejudice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A review group representative has visited the club to discuss the incident with the key people involved. The Sun (2016)The group will meet quarterly and comprise not just technical experts, but legal minds and representatives of industry and civil society too. Computing (2010)Her most eye-catching proposals are to install workers' representatives on company boards and introduce annual binding votes on executive pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The future of the world's biggest trading bloc thus rests with a handful of representatives of less than 1 per cent of its population. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I would want to see an elected second chamber representative of all regions and nations of the United Kingdom. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It would certainly not be a representative body. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)These members would elect representatives to hold the executive management to account. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Until recently the island was governed by a mix of landowners and a minority of elected representatives. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Company representatives talk about careers and introduce the students to women already working in the bank. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Local government could begin once again to become representative government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But is he representative of the people of the country? Times, Sunday Times (2013)They alone were the legal representatives of the bondholders. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)The technique involved polling a random representative sample on targeted issues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The other three ministries can give you a local contact or a player representative on nearby teams. Christianity Today (2000)Neither group was seen as in any way representative of a wider social group. Critical Social Research (1990)They are not acts of representative government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Representatives from each department would meet and agree on a schedule of activities. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)They then went away and subjected the names to a number of representative focus groups. Times, Sunday Times (2012)MPs should use the extra time to devote themselves to becoming better constituency representatives. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Perhaps our own elected representatives should be having a go. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It can call into question the claims of representative government as such. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Other union representatives were less impressed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Only you, the adjudicator and possibly a representative of the council are likely to be present. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Doctors from leading fertility clinics were there, as were pharmaceutical company representatives. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In suitable cases, nominees should include trade union representatives with knowledge and experience of pay awards in the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The less our representatives are bound to the demands of nationhood, the less parochial their outlook is likely to be. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)In the end the council representative and the head teacher were all courtesy and common sense, and the resolution made me laugh. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Union representatives and elected members of the forum that represents staff in talks with management will be told of the cuts at an 8.30am meeting. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And not for 11 years has a three-year-old crop delivered so many representatives of similar class. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Association, their representative body, gets my vote. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Synonyms of 'representative'
member, congressman or congresswoman, member of parliament, Member of Congress
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Translations for 'representative'
British English: representative /ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv/ ADJECTIVE
A representative group acts for a larger group.
The new chairman was chosen by a representative council.
- American English: representative
- Arabic: نَائِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: representante
- Chinese: 代表的
- Croatian: reprezentativan
- Czech: reprezentativní
- Danish: repræsentativ
- Dutch: representatief
- European Spanish: representativo
- Finnish: tyypillinen
- French: représentatif
- German: stellvertretend
- Greek: αντιπροσωπευτικός
- Italian: rappresentante
- Japanese: 代表する
- Korean: 대표적인
- Norwegian: representativ
- Polish: reprezentacyjny
- European Portuguese: representante
- Romanian: reprezentativ
- Russian: отображающий
- Spanish: representativo
- Swedish: representativ
- Thai: เป็นตัวแทน
- Turkish: temsilci
- Ukrainian: представницький
- Vietnamese: điển hình
British English: representative NOUN
A representative is a person who has been chosen to act or make decisions on behalf of another person or a group of people.
...trade union representatives.
Definition of representative from the Collins English Dictionary
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