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 (rĕp′rĭ-zĕn-tā′shə-nəl, -zən-)
Of or relating to representation, especially to realistic graphic representation.

rep′re·sen·ta′tion·al·ism n.


1. (Art Terms) fine arts depicting or attempting to depict objects, scenes, figures, etc, directly as seen; naturalistic
2. of or relating to representation


(ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃə nl, -zən-)

1. of or pertaining to representation.
2. representing or depicting an object in a recognizable manner: representational art.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.representational - (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images"
nonrepresentational - of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature


[ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃənəl] ADJ (Art) → figurativo


adj art, picturegegenständlich; in representational formsymbolisch; a representational party ofeine Vertretung (+gen)


[ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənl] adj (frm) (art, painting) → figurativo/a
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