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Meaning of representation

rep•re•sen•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (rep"ri-zen-tā'shun, -zun-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of representing.
  2. the state of being represented.
  3. the expression or designation by some term, character, symbol, or the like.
  4. action or speech on behalf of a person, group, business house, state, or the like by an agent, deputy, or representative.
  5. the state or fact of being so represented: to demand representation on a board of directors.
  6. the state, fact, or right of being represented by delegates having a voice in legislation or government.
  7. the body or number of representatives, as of a constituency.
    1. the act of speaking or negotiating on behalf of a state.
    2. an utterance on behalf of a state.
  8. presentation to the mind, as of an idea or image.
  9. a mental image or idea so presented; concept.
  10. the act of portrayal, picturing, or other rendering in visible form.
  11. a picture, figure, statue, etc.
  12. the production or a performance of a play or the like, as on the stage.
  13. Often,a description or statement, as of things true or alleged.
  14. a statement of facts, reasons, etc., made in appealing or protesting; a protest or remonstrance.
  15. an implication or statement of fact to which legal liability may attach if material: a representation of authority.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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