representamen

noun

rep·​re·​sen·​ta·​men
ˌreprə̇ˌzen‧ˈtāmən,
-prēˌ-,
-zən‧-
plural representamina
-tamənə
: the product as distinguished from the act of philosophical representation compare representation sense 1e

Word History

Etymology

from representation, after such pairs as Latin putation-, putatio act of pruning (from putatus —past participle of putare to cut, prune—+ -ion-, -io -ion): putamen that which falls off in pruning

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“Representamen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/representamen. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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