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adjective representative pronunciation in British 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 fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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