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adjective representative pronunciation in American English /ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv/
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    typical of people or things in a particular group
    representative of: The Dow Jones Index is not necessarily representative of the whole of corporate America.
    truly/genuinely representative: The study was carried out in one small town, so we can’t be sure that the results are truly representative.
    a representative sample/selection: The new figures are based on a representative sample of 91 hospitals nationwide.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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