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[n] a single item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is a good example on page 10"
[n] a member of the United States House of Representatives
[n] a person who represents others
[n] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
[adj] being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives; "representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"
[adj] standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
[adj] serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"

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