[ rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n- ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -zən- /


Origin of representation

1375–1425; late Middle English representacion < Latin repraesentātiōn- (stem of repraesentātiō), equivalent to repraesentāt(us) (past participle of repraesentāre to represent) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for non-representation

  • About non-representation, that was wrong and the Americans were partly justified in struggling against it.

    Ande Trembath|Matthew Stanley Kemp

British Dictionary definitions for non-representation


/ (ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən) /


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Word Origin and History for non-representation



c.1400, "image, likeness," from Old French representacion (14c.) and directly from Latin representationem (nominative representatio), noun of action from past participle stem of repraesentare (see represent). Meaning "statement made in regard to some matter" is from 1670s. Legislative sense first attested 1769.

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