Rep vs Representative - What's the difference?

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Rep is a synonym of representative.


As nouns the difference between rep and representative

is that rep is (countable)   (reputation) or rep can be (textiles) a fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface while representative is one who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.

As a verb rep

is to represent; to act as a representative for.

As a adjective representative is

typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.

rep

English

(wikipedia rep)

Etymology 1

Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".

Noun

(en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

    Verb

    (repp)
  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.

    Anagrams

    * ----

    representative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Typical; having the same properties or interest as a larger group.
  • Are you sure this paper is representative of your child's writing?
    If you took all the fools out of the legislature, it wouldn't be a representative body anymore. — Texas State Senator Carl Parker.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.
  • I will send a representative to work out the details of the contract.
  • A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.
  • She served four terms as representative of her local at the national union convention.
  • One that is taken as typical of its class.
  • (US, politics) A member of the .
  • All representatives face re-election every two years.
  • Company agent who visits potential purchasers, salesman.
  • Synonyms

    * rep * See also