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representative

[ rep-ri-zen-tuh-tiv ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛn tə tɪv /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of representative

1350–1400; Middle English (adj.) <Medieval Latin repraesentātīvus, equivalent to repraesentāt(us) (see representation) + -īvus-ive

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British Dictionary definitions for representative

representative
/ (ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv) /

noun
adjective

Derived forms of representative

representatively, adverbrepresentativeness, noun
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