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
The clock in the painting is a symbolic representation of the passage of time.
3 . [uncountable] the act of representing someone or something
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
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