[rep-ri-zen-tuh-tiv] /ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv/
a person or thing that another or others.
an agent or deputy:
a legal representative.
a person who a constituency or community in a legislative body, especially a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or a lower house in certain state legislatures.
a typical example or specimen of a group, quality, or kind.
serving to ; .
standing or acting for another or others.
made up of representatives:
a representative assembly.
Government. of or relating to a system of governance by chosen representatives, usually elected from among a large group, as in representative democracy; representative government.
exemplifying a group or kind; typical:
a representative selection of Elizabethan plays.
corresponding to or replacing some other species or the like, as in a different locality.
of, relating to, or characteristic of representationalism.
pertaining to or of the nature of a mental image or .
a person or thing that represents another or others
a person who represents and tries to sell the products or services of a firm, esp a travelling salesman Often shortened to rep
a typical example
a person representing a constituency in a deliberative, legislative, or executive body, esp (capital) a member of the House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress) See also House of Representatives
(NZ) a rugby player, football player, etc, chosen to represent a province in interprovincial sports
serving to represent; symbolic
acting as deputy or proxy for another or others
acting for or representing a constituency or the whole people in the process of government: a representative council
of, characterized by, or relating to the political principle of representation of the people: representative government
of or relating to a mental picture or representation
“serving to represent,” late 14c., from Old French representatif (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin repraesentativus, from stem of Latin repraesentare (see represent). Meaning “standing for others” is from 1620s; in the political sense of “holding the place of the people in the government, having citizens represented by chosen persons” is first recorded 1620s. Meaning “pertaining to or founded on representation of the people” is from 1640s.
1640s, “example, type,” from representative (adj.); 1690s in sense of “member of a legislative body.”
[ree-pruh-doos, -dyoos] /ˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus/ verb (used with object), reproduced, reproducing. 1. to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of: to reproduce a picture. 2. to again or anew by natural process: to reproduce a severed branch. 3. Biology. to one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some […]
[ree-pruh-duhk-shuh n] /ˌri prəˈdʌk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. something made by an original; copy; duplicate: a photographic reproduction; a reproduction of a Roman vase. 4. Biology. the natural process among organisms by which new individuals are generated and the species perpetuated. /ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃən/ noun […]
[ree-pruh-duhk-tiv] /ˌri prəˈdʌk tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to . 2. concerned with or pertaining to : a reproductive process; reproductive organs. noun 3. Entomology. a sexually mature male or female termite; a member of the reproductive caste. /ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, characteristic of, or taking part in reproduction adj. 1753; see reproduce + […]
[ri-pyoo-dee-eyt] /rɪˈpyu diˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), repudiated, repudiating. 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. 2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. 3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine. 4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as […]