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Definitions of representation

  1. the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  2. a performance of play
  3. a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
  4. an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
  5. the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
  6. creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
  7. the right of being representated by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
  8. a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting; " certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
  9. a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract; " the sales contract contains several representations by the vendor"
  10. a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency; " a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
  11. a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
  12. The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.
  13. That which represents.
  14. A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like.
  15. A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet.
  16. A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate.
  17. The body of those who act as representatives of a community or society; as, the representation of a State in Congress.
  18. Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced.
  19. The state of being represented.
  20. The act of making statements in order to influence opinion; the statement so made; that which stands for or symbolizes something; as, Greek myths were representations of facts in nature; an image, model, or picture; a dramatic performance; a body of persons acting for others; as, the representation of a district in the legislature; the acting for, or standing in the place of, another, or others; the state of having persons to act in one's behalf; as, no taxation without representation.
  21. Act of representing or exhibiting: that which represents: an image: picture: dramatic performance: part performed by a representative: statement.
  22. Act of representing; that which represents; an image; picture; exhibition; statement; body of representatives.
  23. The act of representing, or the state of bening represented.
  24. That which represents; a likeness; model; description; dramatic performance.
  25. Representatives collectively.
  26. A second presentation.
  27. The act of representing; that which represents something; likeness; exhibition, as of a play on the stage; exhibition of a character in a play; statement or account; a standing in the place of another; appearance for another; the business or function of a representative; representatives collectively.
  28. The act of describing or showing; a respectful declaration; that which exhibits by resemblance, as a picture or a statue; a plan; a map; a model; performance, as of a play on the stage.
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Quotes of representation

  1. Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth. – Simone de Beauvoir
  2. Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal. – Gustave Courbet
  3. From the perspective of mere representation the external world always remains only a phenomenon. – Wilhelm Dilthey
  4. Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It's a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college. – Chiwetel Ejiofor
  5. Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti -Semitism. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  6. So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God. – Warren Jeffs
  7. I love the gallery, the arena of representation It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that's taking place in the art gallery. – Jeff Koons
  8. If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological representation to apply to that society. – Jean-Francois Lyotard
  9. I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people. – Sidney Poitier
  10. In the final analysis, style is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation – Susan Sontag
  11. Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept. – Laurette Taylor
  12. Earlier in my life, I performed a lot of music. Some of it because I felt it was a demonstration, or a representation of certain intellectual concepts that were very exciting and important. – Michael Tilson Thomas
  13. For far too long, the people of Northern Ireland have been denied an equal voice and equal representation in government. It is time for the Assembly and Executive to be up and running and the people's business to be addressed. – James T. Walsh

Usage examples for representation

  1. It is the very basis of all true stage representation – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. But examine each picture as he would, no representation of the man he wanted could he discover. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  3. Nor, for that matter, could there have been much need of representation in Parliament for the sea- coast town of Dunwich. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  4. He would have acknowledged the absolute injustice of taxation without representation – Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America by Edmund Burke
  5. On the other hand, agreement on important industrial and agricultural questions finds not the smallest reflection in Parliamentary representation – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  6. An " image" is a likeness or representation as of a king's head on a coin, or of a face reflected in a mirror. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  7. Here he did in fresco some stories of Our Lady, and in tempera on a panel, Our Lady with many saints, a very vigorous representation – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  8. On which, and a further representation that he would wake Dolly if he went on like that, Uncle Mo he pulled himself together and smoked quiet. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  9. Gedney sent his son to make a representation of it to the colonel. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  10. A reference is invited to the plate which gives a representation of some of the Nartiang stones. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  11. That she had not done so- of her own full surrender of herself, in mind and soul and body- the picture seemed a plain representation – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  12. I would ask your Lordships, whether you are not called upon to review the state of the representation of Ireland,- whether you are not called upon to see, even supposing that the principle were a permanent one, if it be fit that Parliament should remain, as it has remained for some time, groaning under Popish influence exercised by the Priests over the elections in Ireland. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  13. It is mere straight- out, not as yet reflected, representation – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  14. Above all, the definite success which attended the representation of Strafford from the point of view of the more educated and appreciative was quite enough to establish Browning in a certain definite literary position. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  15. Here were four States with no representation in the colors of the country. – The Little Book of the Flag by Eva March Tappan
  16. It means Labour representation – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  17. The author is so conscious of the dangerous effects of that representation that he thinks it necessary, and very necessary it is, to guard against them. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  18. The hideous dramatic representation of the woman's crime for which Geoffrey had asked was in no respect necessary: the means were all prepared, and the manner of using them was self- evident. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  19. According to your representation your daughter could handle him. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux

Rhymes for representation