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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.represented - represented accurately or precisely
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References in classic literature ?
Let A to L represent the species of a genus large in its own country; these species are supposed to resemble each other in unequal degrees, as is so generally the case in nature, and as is represented in the diagram by the letters standing at unequal distances.
The intervals between the horizontal lines in the diagram, may represent each a thousand generations; but it would have been better if each had represented ten thousand generations.
They sang together and everyone in the theater began clapping and shouting, while the man and woman on the stage- who represented lovers- began smiling, spreading out their arms, and bowing.
The scene of the third act represented a palace in which many candles were burning and pictures of knights with short beards hung on the walls.
Stuart represented to him the rashness of his conduct, and the dangers to which he exposed himself: he rejected such counsel as craven.
They represented that the season was rapidly advancing; the weather for some days had been extremely cold; the mountains were already almost impassable from snow, and would soon present effectual barriers.
In these, instead or representing real people, the actors represented thoughts, feelings and deeds, good and bad.
In one of those plates the whales, like great rafts of logs, are represented lying among ice-isles, with white bears running over their living backs.
From the point of view of the hearer, a single instance of the use of a word consists of a certain series of sounds, each being approximately represented by a single letter in writing, though in practice a letter may represent several sounds, or several letters may represent one sound.
If you say the same thing to a Frenchman with a slight knowledge of English he will go through some inner speech which may be represented by "Que dit-il?
3: But in the "Great Eoiae" Peirene is represented to be the daughter of Oebalius.
In so far as they were out of the ordinary and were not mere common workingmen such as carpenters and laundrymen, they represented romance.