representative-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: spokesperson

Commentary: REPRESENTATIVE[+person][+stand_in] [+relation][+role][+spokesperson] interpreter, voice - a person who represents others

The meeting was attended by representatives of all the major universities.
Representatives from several local banks and law firms were at the luncheon.
We asked Bill to be our representative at the club meeting.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: congressman, congresswoman

Commentary: REPRESENTATIVE[+person][+official][+elected][+congress] congressman, congresswoman - a member of the United States House of Representatives

Write your local representative and let them know you disagree.
He served as a state representative for three terms.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: example

Commentary: REPRESENTATIVE[+instance][+illustrative] [+relation][+role][+example] illustration, instance - an item of information that is representative fo a type

This painting is a good representative of his earlier cubist works.
These are fossil representatives of lampreys and hagfishes.
This is a representative of the types of questions you will find on the exam.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4