See also: représentation


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From Old French representacion, from Latin repraesentatio.


  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛp.ɹə.zɛn.ˈteɪ.ʃən/
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representation (countable and uncountable, plural representations)

  1. That which represents something else.
    The Venus of Willendorf was an early representation of the female body.
  2. The act of representing.
    We are no longer happy with your representation of our company at trade events.
  3. (law) The lawyers and staff who argue on behalf of another in court.
    People who cannot afford representation are eligible for government assistance.
  4. (politics) The ability to elect a representative to speak on one's behalf in government; the role of this representative in government.
    The lack of representation in the British parliament was one of the main factors behind the American Revolution.
  5. (mathematics) An object that describes an abstract group in terms of linear transformations of vector spaces; (more formally) a homomorphism from a group on a vector space to the general linear group (group of all bijective linear transformations) on the space.
  6. A figure, image or idea that substitutes reality.
  7. A theatrical performance.


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