[ rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n- ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -zən- /
the act of representing.
the state of being represented.
the expression or designation by some term, character, symbol, or the like.
action or speech on behalf of a person, group, business house, state, or the like by an agent, deputy, or representative.
the state or fact of being so represented: to demand representation on a board of directors.
Government. the state, fact, or right of being represented by delegates having a voice in legislation or government.
the body or number of representatives, as of a constituency.
- the act of speaking or negotiating on behalf of a state.
- an utterance on behalf of a state.
presentation to the mind, as of an idea or image.
a mental image or idea so presented; concept.
the act of portrayal, picturing, or other rendering in visible form.
a picture, figure, statue, etc.
the production or a performance of a play or the like, as on the stage.
Often representations. a description or statement, as of things true or alleged.
a statement of facts, reasons, etc., made in appealing or protesting; a protest or remonstrance.
Law. an implication or statement of fact to which legal liability may attach if material: a representation of authority.
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Origin of representation
OTHER WORDS FROM representation
non·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, nouno·ver·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, nounpre·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, nounself-rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
Words nearby representation
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Example sentences 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) /
the act or an instance of representing or the state of being represented
anything that represents, such as a verbal or pictorial portrait
anything that is represented, such as an image brought clearly to mind
the principle by which delegates act for a constituency
a body of representatives
contract law a statement of fact made by one party to induce another to enter into a contract
an instance of acting for another, on his authority, in a particular capacity, such as executor or administrator
a dramatic production or performance
(often plural) a statement of facts, true or alleged, esp one set forth by way of remonstrance or expostulation
linguistics an analysis of a word, sentence, etc, into its constituentsphonetic representation
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