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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)

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.

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."