verb (used with object)
- the act of speaking or negotiating on behalf of a state.
- an utterance on behalf of a state.
Origin of representation
Examples from the Web for overrepresentation
Historical Examples of overrepresentation
Overrepresentation of black enlisted men in certain supply and food services was obvious.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
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.