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Definition of "representation" []

  • The act of representing or the state of being represented. (noun)
  • Something that represents, as: (noun)
  • An image or likeness of something. (noun)
  • An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments. (noun)
  • An expostulation; a protest. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of representing or the state of being represented (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Anything that represents, such as a verbal or pictorial portrait (noun)
  • Anything that is represented, such as an image brought clearly to mind (noun)
  • The principle by which delegates act for a constituency (noun)
  • A body of representatives (noun)
  • A statement of fact made by one party to induce another to enter into a contract (noun)
  • An instance of acting for another, on his authority, in a particular capacity, such as executor or administrator (noun)
  • A dramatic production or performance (noun)
  • A statement of facts, true or alleged, esp one set forth by way of remonstrance or expostulation (noun)
  • An analysis of a word, sentence, etc, into its constituents (noun)

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Use "representation" in a sentence
  • "Some of these gentlemen who have attacked the House of Commons lean to a representation of the people by the head, -- that is, to _individual representation_."
  • "I may be the only woman on the face of the earth that thinks that this representation is actually cuter than Rob Pattinson."
  • "For example, the mathematician J.M.G. Fell adopted Wigner's notion that the irreducibility of a representation is the defining characteristic of an elementary particle representation, and argued that the ensuing group action is "essentially" transitive upon the state space of such a representation."