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  • 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
  • standing for something else
    • the bald eagle is representative of the United States
  • serving to represent or typify
    • representative moviegoers
    • a representative modern play
  • an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • a member of the United States House of Representatives
  • an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government
  • a person who represents others
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