Representation Rep`re*sen*ta"tion (-z?n-t?"sh?n), n. [F. repr?sentation, L. representatio.] 1. The act of representing, in any sense of the verb. [1913 Webster]

2. That which represents. Specifically: (a) A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like. (b) A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet. (c) A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate. (d) The body of those who act as representatives of a community or society; as, the representation of a State in Congress. (e) (Insurance Law) Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced. [1913 Webster]

3. The state of being represented. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Description; show; delineaton; portraiture; likeness; resemblance; exhibition; sight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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