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representative (negotiator)

Definition:

a person who represents others

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

representatives

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

rep [abbreviation, informal]

Etymology:

"serving to represent", from Old French representatif (early 14th century), from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of representative...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

representative | symbolic [synonym, sense-specific] | typical [synonym, sense-specific] | representatively [adverb, derived]

a person or thing that represents another or others | a person who represents and tries to sell the products or services of a firm, especially a ... (26 of 615 words, 12 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

representative | representatively [derived] | representativeness [derived]

typical of a class, group, or body of opinion | containing typical examples of many or all types | (of a legislative assembly or deliberative body) ... (24 of 337 words, 14 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/representative

Merriam-Webster:

representative [entry 1, adjective] | archetypal [synonym, sense-specific] | average [synonym, sense-specific] | characteristic [synonym, sense-specific] | normal [synonym, sense-specific] | regular [synonym, sense-specific] | typical [synonym, sense-specific] | standard [synonym, sense-specific] | true [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

serving to represent | standing or acting for another especially through delegated authority ; of, based on, or constituting a government in which the ... (23 of 229 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/representative

representative [entry 2, noun] | specimen [synonym, sense-specific] | assignee [synonym, sense-specific] | attorney [synonym, sense-specific] | commissary [synonym, sense-specific] | delegate [synonym, sense-specific] | deputy [synonym, sense-specific] | envoy [synonym, sense-specific] | factor [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

one that represents another or others: as ; one that represents a ... | a typical example of a group, class, or quality; "specimen" (23 of 199 words, 2 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

representative | representatively [adverb, related] | representativeness [noun, related]

representing or serving to represent; specifically, ; picturing; ... | composed of persons duly authorized, as by election, to act and speak for ... (22 of 168 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/representative

Random House Dictionary:

representative

a person or thing that represents another or others. | an agent or deputy. | a person who represents a constituency or community in a legislative ... (24 of 158 words, 12 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/representative

Macmillan British Dictionary:

representative [adjective] | representatively [adverb, related]

typical of people or things in a particular group | a representative form of government is one in which people vote for politicians who represent ... (24 of 104 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/representative 9

representative [countable] | representatives [plural]

someone who has been chosen or elected by a person or group to vote, give opinions, or make decisions for them | someone who is thought of as a ... (28 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/representative

American Heritage Dictionary:

representative | representatively [adverb, related] | representativeness [noun, related]

One that serves as an example or type for others of the same classification. | One that serves as a delegate or agent for another. | A member of a ... (28 of 94 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/representative

Wikipedia:

Representative [disambiguation]

may refer to: Legislator, someone who is part of a legislature | House of Representatives | Representative sample in statistics | Representative democracy | Representation (disambiguation) (22 of 74 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Representative

Wiktionary:

representative | representatives [plural] | rep [synonym, sense-specific] | deputy [synonym, sense-specific] | Typical [synonym, sense-specific]

Typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group. | One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation. | A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency. | One that is taken as ... (41 of 58 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/representative

Cambridge Dictionary:

representative [entry 1]

someone who speaks or does something officially for another person or group of people | [United States] someone who has been elected to the US House ... (25 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/representative 1

representative [entry 2]

typical of, or the same as, others in a larger group of people or things (15 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/representative 2

representative [entry 3]

A representative system of government is one in which people vote for politicians to represent them. (16 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/representative 3

Encarta Dictionary:

representative | representatives [plural] | representatively [adverb, derived] | representativeness [noun, derived]

somebody who speaks, acts, or votes on behalf of others | a member of a legislative assembly | a member of the House of Representatives in the U.S. ... (26 of 180 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700602​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

representative

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "serving to represent", from Old French representatif (early 14th century), from Medieval Latin repr√¶sentativus, from Latin ... (19 of 68 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

representative

Origin: Middle English from Middle French or Medieval Latin: Middle French représentatif from Medieval Latin repraesentativus

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/representative

Wiktionary:

representative | representatives [plural]

Origin: Old French representatif.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/representative

Audio references

Wiktionary:

representative | representatives [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "representative"

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Collins Dictionary:

representative

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

representative [adjective]

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representative [countable] | representatives [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "representative"

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Representative [countable] | Representatives [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

representative [adjective]

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representative [countable] | representatives [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "representative"

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Representative [countable] | Representatives [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

representative [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "representative"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "representative"

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the Free Dictionary:

representative

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "representative"

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Google Dictionary:

representative | representatives [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "representative"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

representative

Audio: North American pronunciation of "representative"

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YourDictionary Audio:

representative

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "representative" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

representative

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