Representative vs Representatively - What's the difference?

representative | representatively |

As an adjective representative

is .

As an adverb representatively is

in a representative manner.




(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.


    (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




    (en adverb)
  • In a representative manner.
  • * 2009 , Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
  • The Roman Church consists representatively in the cardinals, but virtually in the pope.