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tr.v. rep·re·sent·ed, rep·re·sent·ing, rep·re·sents
a. To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize: The rose represents beauty. The bald eagle represents the United States.
b. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols: Letters of the alphabet represent sounds.
a. To depict in art; portray: The painting represents a woman wearing a hat.
b. To describe or present in words; set forth: The article represents the shortcomings of our school system in some detail.
c. To act the part or role of: represented the villain in the story.
3. To present clearly to the mind: How are sense data represented to the mind?
4. To draw attention to by way of remonstrance or protest: Our parents represented to us the need for greater caution.
5. To describe or put forward (a person or thing) as an embodiment of a specified quality: tried to represent his opponent as untrustworthy.
a. To serve as a delegate or agent for: She represents a district that is very concerned about high rents.
b. To act as a spokesperson for.
7. To be an example or examples of: The museum had several paintings representing the artist's early style.
8. To be the equivalent of; amount to: The money in the bank represents the better part of their life savings.

[Middle English representen, from Old French representer, from Latin repraesentāre, to show : re-, re- + praesentāre, to present; see present2.]

rep′re·sent′a·bil′i·ty n.
rep′re·sent′a·ble adj.
rep′re·sent′er n.
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Adj.1.representable - expressible in symbolic form; "uniquely representable in the form..."
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
expressible - capable of being expressed; "an expressible emotion"
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References in classic literature ?
The god or hero of the sculptor is always represented in a transition from that which is representable to the senses, to that which is not.
Not explicit concept of role is given, the concept of goal is implicitly used to identify agent skills, but it is not representable as well as the concept of plan, since a plan is an entity that will be built at run time and which is not representable at design time.
caso, which after he tweaks it becomes sequentially: 1) "what is representable within legal discourse;" 2) "the real as defined by the law;" 3) "for the incipient novel, ...
Ultimately I don't see the issue being one of subversion of the heterosexual mainstream but rather inclusion or expansion of what is considered to be, if not acceptable, then at least representable sexual practices.
There are the bare bones of a 'life' here, a 'life' that is representable in the form of an albeit brief DNB entry.
Dalgarno additionally probes into Woolf's exploration of human subjectivity at the boundary between the visible and the representable, and contends that the centrality of vision in Woolf's texts is marked by her fascination with Greek literature.
I shall call this situation the 'paradox of the representable refugee'.
The body does not coalesce into a "viewable" object of representation but remains at the edge of the representable, obliquely expressing the appalling repertoire of tortures to which Christ's body is subjected.
In a compelling 1989 essay, revised and reprinted here, Burke offered one of the earliest postmodern analyses of Fellini's body of work, noting a shift "along a reality/representation/signification continuum, moving from neorealism to modernist questioning of representation (e.g., 8 1/2), then to postmodern transformation of the real and the representable into pure sign (e.g., Fellini's Casanova)" (27).

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