Definitions of representation

  1. the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  2. a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
  3. an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
  4. the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
  5. creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
  6. the right of being representated by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
  7. a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting; " certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
  8. 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"
  9. a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency; " a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
  10. a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
  11. The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.
  12. That which represents.
  13. A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet.
  14. A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate.
  15. Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced.
  16. The state of being represented.
  17. 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.
  18. Act of representing or exhibiting: that which represents: an image: picture: dramatic performance: part performed by a representative: statement.
  19. Act of representing; that which represents; an image; picture; exhibition; statement; body of representatives.
  20. The act of representing, or the state of bening represented.
  21. That which represents; a likeness; model; description; dramatic performance.
  22. Representatives collectively.
  23. A second presentation.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.

Usage examples for representation

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. According to your representation, your daughter could handle him. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  4. Here were four States with no representation in the colors of the country. – The Little Book of the Flag by Eva March Tappan
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. But examine each picture as he would, no representation of the man he wanted could he discover. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  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. It is mere straight- out, not as yet reflected, representation. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  10. 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
  11. Gedney sent his son to make a representation of it to the colonel. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  12. It means Labour representation. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  13. 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
  14. 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