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English noun: representation

1. representation (cognition) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image


Synonymsinternal representation, mental representation


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)abstractionism, antitype, appearance, blur, concrete representation, concretism, convergence, example, fuzz, image, instantiation, interpretation, intersection, memory, mental image, model, overlap, percept, perception, perceptual experience, phantasmagoria, psychosexuality, reading, schema, scheme, stereotype, unrealism, version

2. representation (artifact) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something


Broader (hypernym)creation


Narrower (hyponym)adumbration, audiogram, copy, cosmography, creche, cutaway, cutaway drawing, cutaway model, display, document, drawing, ecce homo, effigy, exposure, icon, ikon, illustration, image, image, map, model, nomogram, nomograph, objectification, photo, photograph, pic, picture, picture, pieta, presentation, projection, rubbing, set, shade, simulacrum, simulation, stage set, Station of the Cross

3. representation (act) the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf


Broader (hypernym)cooperation


Narrower (hyponym)proportional representation

4. representation (state) the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent


Synonymsagency, delegacy


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)free agency, legal representation, virus

5. representation (group) a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency


SamplesA Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California.


Broader (hypernym)body

6. representation (communication) a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract


SamplesThe sales contract contains several representations by the vendor.


Broader (hypernym)statement

7. representation (communication) a performance of a play


Synonymshistrionics, theatrical, theatrical performance


Broader (hypernym)performance, public presentation


Narrower (hyponym)matinee

8. representation (communication) a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting


SamplesCertain representations were made concerning police brutality.


Broader (hypernym)statement

9. representation (attribute) the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body


Broader (hypernym)right

10. representation (act) an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)diagramming, dramatisation, dramatization, figuration, model, modeling, modelling, pageant, pageantry, pictorial representation, picturing, schematisation, schematization, typification









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