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 : 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 : 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 : the body of persons representing a constituency
Examples of representation in a sentence
Each state has equal representation in the Senate.
The letters of the alphabet are representations of sounds.
First Known Use of representation
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REPRESENTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of representation for Students
1 : one (as a picture or symbol) that is a sign or portrayal of something else
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)
Legal Definition of representation
1 : one that represents: as a : a statement or account made to influence opinion or action — compare warranty 3 b : an incidental or collateral statement of fact on the faith of which a contract is entered into <when a contract for sale contains certain representations by the purchaser>; specifically : a statement of fact made by an applicant to an insurer for the purpose of obtaining insurance
2 : the act or action of representing: as a : the action or fact of one person standing for another so as to have the rights and obligations of the person represented b : the substitution of an individual or class in place of a person (as when a child or children take the share of an estate that would have fallen to a deceased parent) — see also per stirpes c : the action of representing or the fact of being represented esp. in a legislative body d : the act or action by a lawyer of providing legal advice to a client and appearing (as in court) to speak and act on the client's behalf
3 : the body of persons representing a constituency
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