rep·​re·​sen·​ta·​men | \ ˌreprə̇ˌzen‧ˈtāmən, -prēˌ-, -zən‧- \
plural representamina\ -​tamənə \

Definition of representamen

: the product as distinguished from the act of philosophical representation — compare representation sense 1e

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History and Etymology for representamen

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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