noun rep·re·sen·ta·men \ˌreprə̇ˌzen‧ˈtāmən, -prēˌ-, -zən‧-\

Definition of representamen



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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at putamen

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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