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.
- non·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
- o·ver·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
- pre·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
- self-rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
- un·der·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
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How to use representation in a sentence
It was a metaphorical statement of giving and withdrawing consent for a show rooted in a literal representation of Coel being assaulted.
The mathematically manipulated results are passed on and augmented through the stages, finally producing an integrated representation of a face.
I hope this list—a representation of the most consequential changes taking places in our world—is similarly useful for you.
“Given the moment we are in, I can only hope our institutions really understand what this failure of representation means to our city,” he said.Few Latino Residents Are Applying to Take Part in Redistricting | Andrew Keatts and Maya Srikrishnan | July 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The voters don’t want to have an elected city attorney on the, and representation said, that’s fine.Politics Report: Vacation Rentals? It’s Just Like Old Times! | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | July 4, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
With all that said, representation of each of these respective communities has increased in the new Congress.
As this excellent piece in Mother Jones describes, however, Holsey had outrageously poor representation during his trial.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During that time days, Livvix went through court hearings without legal representation.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist | Creede Newton | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What do you think prompted the change in comic book representation of LGBTQ characters?Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’ | Rich Goldstein | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Barbie is an unrealistic, unhealthy, insulting representation of female appearance.
With less intelligent children traces of this tendency to take pictorial representation for reality may appear as late as four.
As observation widens and grows finer, the first bald representation becomes fuller and more life-like.
The child now aims at constructing a particular linear representation, that of a man, a horse, or what not.
He had heard it hinted that allowing the colonies representation in Parliament would be a simple plan for making taxes legal.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
But sufficient can be discerned for the grasping of the idea, which seems to be a representation of the Nativity.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for representation
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 constituents: phonetic representation
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