representational

[rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh-nl, -zuh n-]

adjective

of or relating to representation.
representing or depicting an object in a recognizable manner: representational art.

Nearby words

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

Origin of representational

First recorded in 1850–55; representation + -al1

Related formsun·rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for representational

representational

adjective

fine arts depicting or attempting to depict objects, scenes, figures, etc, directly as seen; naturalistic
of or relating to representation
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Word Origin and History for representational

representational

adj.

1855, from representation + -al (1). Specifically of visual arts from 1923. Related: Representationally.

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