[ non-rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌnɒn rɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃə nl /


not resembling or portraying any object in physical nature: a nonrepresentational painting.


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Origin of nonrepresentational

First recorded in 1920–25; non- + representational

OTHER WORDS FROM nonrepresentational

non·rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ism, nounnon·rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for nonrepresentational

/ (ˌnɒnrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənəl) /


art another word for abstract (def. 4)
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