(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. typical, characteristic, illustrative, descriptive, exemplary; democratic, legislative, popular, republican. —n. delegate, nominee, agent, deputy; congressman, assemblyman, legislator, Member of Congress or Parliament, M. P. See agent, substitution, authority.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Characteristic]
Syn. typical, symbolic, illustrative, emblematic; see characteristic , illustrative , typical .
2. [Characterized by representation by elected delegates]
Syn. democratic, elected, representational; see democratic , republican .
1. [An emissary]
Syn. deputy, spokesperson, sales agent; see agent 1 , delegate , diplomat 1 .
Diplomatic and consular representatives include: envoy, ambassador, consul, deputy, emissary, legate, minister, plenipotentiary, nuncio, attaché, diplomatic agent, chancellor, commissioner.
2. [One who is elected to the lower legislative body]
Syn. congressman, congresswoman, assemblyman, assemblywoman, councilman, councilwoman, councilperson, member of congress, member of parliament, deputy, legislator, councilor, Speaker of the House; see also legislator , senator .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
agent, proxy, stand-in, spokesperson, *mouthpiece, advocate, delegate, envoy, emissary, surrogate, congressman, councilman.
characteristic, typical, illustrative, model, symbolic, exemplary, indicative.
ANT.: atypical, unusual, different
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. One that is representative of a group or class: case, example, illustration, instance, sample, specimen. See SUBSTITUTE. 2. One who stands for another: delegate, deputy. See SUBSTITUTE. II adjective 1. Serving as a symbol: emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical. See SUBSTITUTE. 2. Serving to describe: delineative, descriptive, graphic. See WORDS. 3. Having the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type: archetypal, archetypic, archetypical, classic, classical, model, paradigmatic, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical, quintessential, typic, typical. See SAME, USUAL.

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