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representative

adjective (TYPICAL)    /ˌrep.rɪˈzen.tə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ə.t̬ɪv/
typical of, or the same as, others in a larger group of people or things: Are your views / opinions representative of all the workers here? a representative sample / cross-section / selection Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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