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rep·re·sen·ta·tion

 (rĕp′rĭ-zĕn-tā′shən, -zən-)
n.
1. The act of representing or the state of being represented.
2. Something that represents, as:
a. An image or likeness of something.
b. An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments.
c. An expostulation; a protest.
d. A presentation or production, as of a play.
3. The state or condition of serving as an official delegate, agent, or spokesperson.
4. The right or privilege of being represented by delegates having a voice in a legislative body.
5. A body of legislators that serve on behalf of a constituency.
6. Law A statement of fact made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract.
7. Mathematics A homomorphism from an algebraic system to a similar system of matrices.

representation

(ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of representing or the state of being represented
2. anything that represents, such as a verbal or pictorial portrait
3. anything that is represented, such as an image brought clearly to mind
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle by which delegates act for a constituency
5. a body of representatives
6. (Law) contract law a statement of fact made by one party to induce another to enter into a contract
7. (Law) an instance of acting for another, on his authority, in a particular capacity, such as executor or administrator
8. (Theatre) a dramatic production or performance
9. (often plural) a statement of facts, true or alleged, esp one set forth by way of remonstrance or expostulation
10. (Linguistics) linguistics an analysis of a word, sentence, etc, into its constituents: phonetic representation.

rep•re•sen•ta•tion

(ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -zən-)

n.
1. the act of representing, or the state of being represented.
2. the expression or designation by some term, character, symbol, or the like.
3. action on behalf of a person or group by an agent or deputy.
4. the state of being so represented.
5. a body of representatives, as of a constituency.
6. presentation to the mind, as of an idea.
7. a mental image or idea so presented; concept.
8. the act of rendering something in visible form.
9. a picture, figure, statue, etc.
10. the production or a performance of a play.
11. Often, representations. a statement of things true or alleged.
12. a protest or remonstrance.
13. a statement of fact made to induce a party to enter into a contract.

representation

  • macrograph - A life-size drawing or representation.
  • simulacrum - In the original sense of the word, it was simply a representation of something, such as an oil painting or marble statue.
  • representational art - Art that seeks to depict the physical appearance of reality; also called objective art and figurative art.
  • logogram, logograph, grammalogue - A logogram or logograph is the same as a grammalogue, a word represented by a single sign, like $.

Representation


a sketchy representation of something.
a view or pictorial representation of the earth from above, as from an aircraft.
an art form, as a story, painting, or sculpture, in which the components have a symbolic, figurative meaning. — allegorist, allegorizer, n.allegorical, adj.
a pair of lenses of different colors used in spectacles for viewing a specially processed two-dimensional picture, creating a three-dimensional effect.
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also anamorphosis. — anamorphic, adj.
a cylindrical mirror for correcting the distorted image created by anamorphism.
anamorphism.
Obsolete, anamorphosis.
a stereographic projection of the earth, as a sphere, on the plane of one of the great circles. Also called planisphere.
an exaggerated representation; grotesque parody or satire.
a distorted representation, usually pictorial, often used to parody people in public life. — caricaturist, n.
a simplified or abstracted form of diagrammatic representation of statistical data, usually on a map base or distorted map base.
1. a system of symbols used to represent ideas.
2. expression by means of such symbols.
the art or technique of using a motion-picture camera or prjector. — cinematograph, n., v.cinematographer, n. — cinematographic, adj.
a view or representation of a city, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
a view or representation of clouds, particularly a painting of clouds.
a summary, outline, or general view of a situation.
a display of scenes of different parts of the world. — cosmoramic, adj.
a hollow glass globe, for depicting the position of the earth in relation to the fixed stars at a given time.
a person who is well acquainted with culture, as literature, the arts, etc., and who advocates their worth to society.
a circular panorama, usually of a landscape or battle, designed to be viewed from a central point. Also called panorama. — cycloramic, adj.
1. a miniature, three-dimensional scene, often depicting a historical event.
2. an apparatus designed for giving extra realism to paintings by transmitting light through them in various colors and intensities at different times.
something representative as a fine example of the whole group of things to which it belongs. See also books.
a large globe or sphere in which a spectator can stand and view a representation of the earth’s surface.
Statistics. a graph showing frequency distribution in which rectangles based on the horizontal axis are assigned widths that correspond to class intervals and heights that correspond to frequency.
a three-dimensional representation in photographic form, recorded on film by a reflected laser beam of a subject illuminated by part of the same laser beam.
an exhibit or cyclorama showing a great variety of scènes.
1. a signature or mark characteristic of or peculiar to a particular person, organization, etc.
2. a logotype or trademark.
a drawing, photograph, or other image that represents an object or scène with little or no magnification.
British Dialect, a scarecrow or any grotesque effigy. Also spelled mawkin.
a form of landscape picture, made of several sections that can be combined in various ways to make different scenes.
a type of panorama which represents the interior of a large building in which the spectator appears to be standing as he views the scene displayed.
cyclorama; hence, any unlimited view or comprehensive survey. — panoramic, panoramical, adj.
a type of magiclantern show in which rapidly moving images blend, change size, etc.; hence, any series of images that move and change rapidly, as a dream. — phantasmagorial, phantasmagoric, adj.
an astrolabe.
an instrument that represents the effect of moving images on a screen.
In literature and art. strict adherence to particular concepts, rules, or ideals of form, style, etc., either as formulated by the artist or as dictated by a school with which the artist is allied. See also art; criticism; language. — purist, n., adj.
a view or representation of a river, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
an outline or diagrammatic representation. See also drawing. — schematic, adj.
the form, disposition, or outline of a thing or concept. — schematist, n.
a view or representation of the sea or seashore, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
a view or representation of the sky, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
a projector with two complete lanterns, so that one picture appears to be dissolving while the other is appearing. — stereoptician, n. — stereoptican, adj.
symbology, defs. 1 and 2.
1. the study and interpretation of symbols.
2. representation by means of symbols. Also symbolism.
3. any system of symbols. — symbologist, n. — symbological, adj.
a type of kinescope that presents the effect of moving pictures by use of a rotating glass plate with images attached to it.
an apparatus combining a telescope and the camera lucida, used for producing images of distant objects on a screen.
a card with a different design or picture on each side that appear to merge when the card is whirled around. — thaumatropical, adj.
a view or representation of a town, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
imitation or parody for the purpose of ridicule; a grotesque or ludicrous representation.
1. a view of a stretch or body of water, as a lake.
2. a drawing or painting of such a view.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or imagerepresentation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
overlap, convergence, intersection - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
instantiation - a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it; "how many instantiations were found?"
antitype - a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
stereotype - a conventional or formulaic conception or image; "regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"
schema, scheme - an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
interpretation, reading, version - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
phantasmagoria - a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
psychosexuality - the mental representation of sexual activities
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
appearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
blur, fuzz - a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
unrealism, abstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
concrete representation, concretism - a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
2.representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
adumbration - a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
audiogram - a graphical representation of a person's auditory sensitivity to sound
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
cosmography - a representation of the earth or the heavens; "the cosmography of Ptolemy"
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
creche - a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem
cutaway, cutaway drawing, cutaway model - a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
display, presentation - a visual representation of something
document - anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
ecce homo - a representation (a picture or sculpture) of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
illustration - a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
map - a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
simulation, model - representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
nomogram, nomograph - a graphic representation of numerical relations
objectification - a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
pieta - a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
projection - the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
rubbing - representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal
shade - a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
stage set, set - representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
Station of the Cross - a representation of any of the 14 stages in Christ's journey to Calvary
3.representation - the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
proportional representation - representation of all parties in proportion to their popular vote
4.representation - the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agentrepresentation - the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
free agency - (sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team
legal representation - personal representation that has legal status; "an person who has been declared incompetent should have legal representation"
virus - a harmful or corrupting agency; "bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread"; "the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone"
5.representation - a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency; "a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
6.representation - a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract; "the sales contract contains several representations by the vendor"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
7.representation - a performance of a playrepresentation - a performance of a play    
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
matinee - a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)
8.representation - a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting; "certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
9.representation - the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
10.representation - an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
modelling, modeling, model - the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
dramatisation, dramatization - a dramatic representation
pageant, pageantry - an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
figuration - representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory
diagramming, schematisation, schematization - providing a chart or outline of a system
pictorial representation, picturing - visual representation as by photography or painting
typification - the act of representing by a type or symbol; the action of typifying

representation

noun
1. body of representatives, committee, embassy, delegates, delegation They have no representation in congress.
2. picture, model, image, portrait, illustration, sketch, resemblance, likeness a life-like representation of Christ
3. portrayal, depiction, account, relation, description, narrative, narration, delineation the representation of women in film and literature
4. (often plural) statement, argument, explanation, exposition, remonstrance, expostulation, account We have made representations to ministers.

representation

noun
The act or process of describing in lifelike imagery:
Translations
إحْتِجاج، شَكْوىتَمْثيلمُمَثِّل
reprezentacetvrzenívyobrazeníztělesněnípředstavení
fremstillingindsigelserepræsentation
ábrázolásképviselet
e-î/e-r sem stendur fyrir e-îmótmæliòaî aî standa fyrir e-î
reprezentácia
predstavljanjezastopanje
resmî şikâyetlersembolsimgetemsil etme/edilme

representation

[ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃən] N
1. (gen, Pol) → representación f
to make false representationsdescribir algo falsamente
2. (= protest) to make representations to sblevantar una protesta a algn
to make representations about sthquejarse de algo
see also proportional

representation

[ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən]
n
[person, views] → représentation f
the representation of women in parliament → la représentation des femmes au parlement
(= portrayal) → représentation f
representations npl (= requests) → démarches f
to make representations → entreprendre des démarches, faire des démarches
to make representations to sb → entreprendre des démarches auprès de qn, faire des démarches auprès de qn

representation

n
(= representing)Darstellung f; (= symbolizing)Symbolisierung f; (= acting or speaking for, Parl, Jur) → Vertretung f; (= declaring to be sb/sth)Darstellung f; (falsely) → Hinstellung f
(= drawing, description, Theat) → Darstellung f
representations pl (esp Pol: = remonstrations) → Vorstellungen pl, → Vorhaltungen pl; the ambassador made representations to the governmentder Botschafter wurde bei der Regierung vorstellig

representation

[ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃn] n
a. (Pol) → rappresentanza; (portrayal) → rappresentazione f
b. representations npl (frm) (statements, protests) → rimostranze fpl
to make representations to sb → fare delle rimostranze a qn

represent

(reprəˈzent) verb
1. to speak or act on behalf of. You have been chosen to represent our association at the conference.
2. to be a sign, symbol, picture etc of. In this play, the man in black represents Death and the young girl Life.
3. to be a good example of; to show or illustrate. What he said represents the feelings of many people.
ˌrepresenˈtation noun
1. the act of representing or the state of being represented.
2. a person or thing that represents. These primitive statues are intended as representations of gods and goddesses.
3. (often in plural) a strong appeal, demand or protest.
ˌrepreˈsentative (-tətiv) adjective
1. being a good example (of something); typical. We need opinions from a representative sample of people; Is this poem representative of his work?
2. carried on by elected people. representative government.
noun
1. (also rep (rep) ) a person who represents a business; a travelling salesman. Our representative will call on you this afternoon.
2. a person who represents a person or group of people. A Member of Parliament is the representative of the people in his constituency.
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Then came a representation of the light and graceful movements of a canoe, set in forcible contrast to the tottering steps of one enfeebled and tired.
In accomplishing the main purpose, it has appeared allowable, by a few extra touches, to give a faint representation of a mode of life not heretofore described, together with some of the characters that move in it, among whom the author happened to make one.
The very first Sunday they had all been taken to mass; and poor as they were, Elzbieta had felt it advisable to invest a little of her resources in a representation of the babe of Bethlehem, made in plaster, and painted in brilliant colors.
To her he looked for comfort; and her assurances of safety, her representation of the excellence of the horses, and of James, and of their having so many friends about them, revived him a little.
She now found that she had erred in relying on Elinor's representation of herself; and justly concluded that every thing had been expressly softened at the time, to spare her from an increase of unhappiness, suffering as she then had suffered for Marianne.
A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play; and when I draw up the curtain this time, reader, you must fancy you see a room in the George Inn at Millcote, with such large figured papering on the walls as inn rooms have; such a carpet, such furniture, such ornaments on the mantelpiece, such prints, including a portrait of George the Third, and another of the Prince of Wales, and a representation of the death of Wolfe.
As I never assisted at any other representation of George Barnwell, I don't know how long it may usually take; but I know very well that it took until half-past nine o' clock that night, and that when Mr.
And here we cannot but think it necessary to offer some better proof than the incidents of an idle tale, to vindicate the melancholy representation of manners which has been just laid before the reader.
There was much in her nature, she felt, that did not find expression in her popular representation of the soldier in the chimney.
To avoid which censure I fear I have run too much into the other extreme; and that if this treatise should happen to be translated into the language of Brobdingnag (which is the general name of that kingdom,) and transmitted thither, the king and his people would have reason to complain that I had done them an injury, by a false and diminutive representation.
He confessed with the utmost frankness and ingenuity that the priests and religious have given dreadful accounts both of us and of the religion we preached; that the unhappy people were taught by them that the curse of God attended us wheresoever we went; that we were always followed by the grasshoppers, that pest of Abyssinia, which carried famine and destruction over all the country; that he, seeing no grasshoppers following us when we passed by their village, began to doubt of the reality of what the priests had so confidently asserted, and was now convinced that the representation they made of us was calumny and imposture.
The other States would no doubt insist on a proportion, by right of representation.

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