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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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