Meaning of REPRESENTATION in English

rep ‧ re ‧ sen ‧ ta ‧ tion S3 W2 /ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ representation , ↑ representative ; adjective : ↑ representative ≠ ↑ unrepresentative , ↑ representational ; verb : ↑ represent ]

1 . [uncountable] when you have someone to speak, vote, or make decisions for you:

Minority groups need more effective parliamentary representation.

There has been a decline in union representation in the auto industry.

⇨ ↑ proportional representation

2 . [countable] a painting, sign, description etc that shows something

representation of

The clock in the painting is a symbolic representation of the passage of time.

3 . [uncountable] the act of representing someone or something

representation of

She received praise for her effective representation of Garcia during the trial.

4 . [countable usually plural] formal especially British English a formal complaint or statement

representation about

A group of students made representations to the college about the poor standard of the accommodation.

5 . make false representations law to describe or explain something in a way that you know is not true

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.