- the act of speaking or negotiating on behalf of a state.
- an utterance on behalf of a state.
Origin of representation
Related Words for representationdepiction, portrayal, image, impression, likeness, delineation, personification, impersonation, enactment, illustration, delegation, duplicate, design, imitation, reproduction, narration, copy, exhibition, adumbration, picture
Examples from the Web for representation
Contemporary Examples of representation
With all that said, representation of each of these respective communities has increased in the new Congress.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
The show, Bell Hooks argued in Black Looks: Race and Representation, “represents wom[e]n as the object of a phallocentric gaze.”Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism
November 29, 2014
But Hollywood still is stalling when it was comes to LGBT representation in film.The Gays Are Taking Over TV (Well, Kind Of)
October 1, 2014
The price these supposedly heroic battalion commanders demanded for their combat roles is representation in parliament.Ukraine’s President Wowed Congress, But His Party Has a Dark Side
September 19, 2014
The big screen offered more vistas of representation than TV at that moment.How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars
August 13, 2014
Historical Examples of representation
The first of them ends with his retirement from the representation of Newark.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The representation is one of the Sun-God Dionysos upon a cross.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
The story of Mary and her family illustrates this representation.
There is something gentle, as well as effectual, in the representation.
A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three.The Devil's Dictionary
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.