Origin of representative
Synonyms for representative
Examples from the Web for representatively
Historical Examples of representatively
Representatively they are as different as iced water is to old port.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
The Gipsies are all tinkers, either literally, figuratively, or representatively.A History of the Gipsies
Representatively we can preach in the ends of the earth, heal the sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked.
This passage, I say, proves that all the world were representatively around the cross.The Great Commission
C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
Really each shuts out every other; ideally, or representatively, it includes every other.
- exemplifying a class or kind; typicala representative example of the species
- containing or including examples of all the interests, types, etc, in a groupa representative collection
"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."