representational process

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Noun1.representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization, symbol - something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
typification, exemplification - a representational or typifying form or model
depicting, portraying, depiction, portrayal - a representation by picture or portraiture
anthropomorphism, theanthropism - the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
imagery, imaging, mental imagery, imagination - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
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Movement by elected officials from face-to-face to mediated communication with their constituents therefore necessarily changes the nature of the representational process, and may lessen its quality.
At every juncture of the ethnographic representational process she testifies to the social injustices endured by Dalits, portraying not only the how, but also the why behind Christian Dalit identification.
The unity government has to adopt within one year fundamental reforms of the electoral system, developed by a broadly representational process, with a goal of remedying prior electoral shortcomings.
For Reid, consciousness is a first-order representational process in which a mental state with a particular content suggests the application of recognitional concepts in forming beliefs or judgements to the effect that one is currently undergoing a state with that content.
Dolan urges scholars to exercise the same "suspicion" when examining historical events such as the "purported" Gunpowder Plot (3); taking her skepticism still further, she argues that, since there is no accessible "`real problem' "behind representations, we should turn our attention to the "representational process" (84) itself.
Any robust account of the representational process must accommodate such examples, along with the excessively familiar portraits of Dukes, drawings of railway lines rendered in perspective and the ubiquitous unicorn-pictures that (as it is claimed) reduce substitutional stories about representation to absurdity because there are no unicorns for which they might be substituted.
A representational process in children's understanding of problems corresponding to the derivations in the semantic analysis is postulated which explains the relative difficulty of different kinds of word problems.

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