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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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Its images, however fantastical, are representationally consistent and directly related to the text: the product of a new visual humanism, the language of which Durer had learnt partly in Italy, but applied in a wholly German way.
The chance mutation led to the human ability to think representationally, or symbolically, leading to language, art, religion, information behavior, and eventually science.
In addition, artificially smoothed earnings are not representationally faithful to the reporting entity's business model and its economic environment.
representationally functioning systems, targeted on the same subject matter, can produce conflicting output only if working on divergent input or if they function less than perfectly.
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We thought that would result in the most representationally faithful numbers in the financial statements.
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