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representative +‎ -ness


representativeness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being representative.
    • 2001, Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography, Cambridge University Press →ISBN, page 331,
      One should not compromise on the essential standard of representativeness of the corpus as a whole. A corpus is only good if it can be reasonably trusted to represent the way language is used by those people whose usage one is interested in describing.
    • 2018, Clarence Green; James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, DOI:, page 108:
      Drawing on texts recommended in curricula and controlling for two countries with benchmarked curricula improves the external representativeness of the corpus.