representation

[ rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n- ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -zən- /

noun


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 representation

representation

/ (ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for representation

representation

n.

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.

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