Representative vs Riffler - What's the difference?

representative | riffler |


As nouns the difference between representative and riffler

is that representative is one who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation while riffler is a mechanical device consisting of a metal box with a series of vertical slats through which material is poured and randomly divided into two samples; this process is repeated to obtain a small representative sample of a bulk material.

As an adjective representative

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

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

    riffler

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mechanical device consisting of a metal box with a series of vertical slats through which material is poured and randomly divided into two samples; this process is repeated to obtain a small representative sample of a bulk material.
  • A curved file used in carving wood and marble.
  • Synonyms

    * (device for obtaining a sample) riffle sampler ----