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representative

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv/
(also sales representative, also informal rep) COMMERCE someone whose job is to sell a company's products or services, especially by visiting or phoning customers: We'll increase our team of representatives to help meet sales targets. All shops are visited regularly by one of our sales representatives.
a person who is chosen to speak or act for other people: Staff have been invited to elect a representative to attend management meetings. A representative of the oil company made a press statement.
→ See also customer representative, employee representative, personal representative, union representative
(Definition of representative noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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