[rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n-]


Nearby words

  1. reprehensible,
  2. reprehension,
  3. reprehensive,
  4. reprehensively,
  5. represent,
  6. representational,
  7. representationalism,
  8. representative,
  9. representatives,
  10. representatives, house of

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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British Dictionary definitions for re-presentation



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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