Representation meaning

rĕp'rĭ-zĕn-tā'shən, -zən-
Representation is the act of speaking on someone's behalf, or depicting or portraying something.

When a lawyer acts on behalf of a client, this is an example of representation.

When you make a drawing of your mother that is meant to look like her, this is an example of a representation of your mother.

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The act of representing or the state of being represented.
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Something that represents, as:
  • An image or likeness of something.
  • An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments.
  • An expostulation; a protest.
  • A presentation or production, as of a play.
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A statement of fact made with the purpose of getting someone to become party to a transaction or contract. See also misrepresentation.
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A likeness, image, picture, etc.
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A statement or implication of fact, oral or written, as made by one party to induce another to enter into a contract.
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A description, account, or statement of facts, allegations, or arguments, esp. one intended to influence action, persuade hearers, make protest, etc.
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The production or performance of a play, etc.
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That which represents another.

The Venus of Willendorf was an early representation of the female body.

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(law) The lawyers and staff who argue on behalf of another in court.

People who cannot afford representation are eligible for government assistance.

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(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.

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(mathematics) An object that describes an abstract group in terms of linear transformations of vector spaces.
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A figure, image or idea that substitutes reality.
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A theatrical performance.
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The state or condition of serving as an official delegate, agent, or spokesperson.
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The right or privilege of being represented by delegates having a voice in a legislative body.
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A body of legislators that serve on behalf of a constituency.
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A statement of fact made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract.
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A homomorphism from an algebraic system to a similar system of matrices.
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A representing or being represented (in various senses); specif., the fact of representing or being represented in a legislative assembly.
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Legislative representatives, collectively.
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