- representatives, house of,
Origin of representative
Examples from the Web for unrepresentative
An unrepresentative turnout makes for an unrepresentative result.
The caucuses are the most overrated, unrepresentative aspect of the 2012 presidential campaign.
Our so-called representative system is unrepresentative in a deeper way than the reformers who talk about the money power imagine.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
It was dignified and not unrepresentative of his standing in the company.Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
As a deliberative body, convocation has done much useful work, but it suffers considerably from its unrepresentative nature.
First of all, why do men vaguely feel that the House of Commons is unrepresentative?Essays in Liberalism|Various
But it seemed unwise and unrepresentative to frame one's policy of selection too rigidly on that score.
- 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."