The definition of a representative is a person or thing that is an example or someone who is authorized to speak for someone else.(noun)
Representative is defined as standing or acting for other(s).(adjective)
An example of representative is a person who fills in for a sick manager.
See representative in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr or ML: MFr représentatif < ML repraesentativus
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