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representative

  
  ( representatives    plural  )
1       n-count   A representative is a person who has been chosen to act or make decisions on behalf of another person or a group of people.  
...trade union representatives...     
2       n-count   A representative is a person whose job is to sell a company's products or services, especially by travelling round and visiting other companies.  
FORMAL   usu with supp  
She had a stressful job as a sales representative.     
3       adj   A representative group consists of a small number of people who have been chosen to make decisions on behalf of a larger group.  
ADJ n  
The new head of state should be chosen by an 87 member representative council.     
4       adj   Someone who is typical of the group to which they belong can be described as representative.  
oft ADJ of n  
He was in no way representative of dog-trainers in general.     
  representativeness      n-uncount  
...a process designed to ensure the representativeness of the sample interviewed.     
5       n-count   In the United States, a Representative is a member of the House of Representatives, the less powerful of the two parts of Congress.  
6   
    House of Representatives  
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n.
abbreviation for representative
[Informal] E.g.: press rep
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
nm.
the office junior, also known as "gopher" in US-EN
[Hum.];[UK] A self-employed male will often say "I'm everything from the Chairman to the tea boy"
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
n.
yo soy un empleado en una oficina, yo soy un estudiente en una universidad

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