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representation

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noun rep·re·sen·ta·tion \ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən-\

Simple Definition of representation

  • : a person or group that speaks or acts for or in support of another person or group

  • : something (such as a picture or symbol) that stands for something else

  • : a painting, sculpture, etc., that is created to look like a particular thing or person

Full Definition of representation

  1. 1 :  one that represents: as a :  an artistic likeness or image b (1) :  a statement or account made to influence opinion or action (2) :  an incidental or collateral statement of fact on the faith of which a contract is entered into c :  a dramatic production or performance d (1) :  a usually formal statement made against something or to effect a change (2) :  a usually formal protest

  2. 2 :  the act or action of representing :  the state of being represented: as a :  representationalism 2 b (1) :  the action or fact of one person standing for another so as to have the rights and obligations of the person represented (2) :  the substitution of an individual or class in place of a person (as a child for a deceased parent) c :  the action of representing or the fact of being represented especially in a legislative body

  3. 3 :  the body of persons representing a constituency

rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of representation

  1. Each state has equal representation in the Senate.

  2. The letters of the alphabet are representations of sounds.



15th Century

First Known Use of representation

15th century

Rhymes with representation

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REPRESENTATION Defined for Kids

representation

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noun rep·re·sen·ta·tion \ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of representation

  1. 1 :  one (as a picture or symbol) that is a sign or portrayal of something else

  2. 2 :  the act of doing something on behalf of another or others :  the state of doing something on behalf of another or others (as in a legislative body)





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