Meaning of REPRESENTATION in English


Pronunciation: ˌ re-pri- ˌ zen- ' t ā -sh ə n, -z ə n-

Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : one that represents: as a : an artistic likeness or image b (1) : a statement or account made to influence opinion or action (2) : an incidental or collateral statement of fact on the faith of which a contract is entered into c : a dramatic production or performance d (1) : a usually formal statement made against something or to effect a change (2) : a usually formal protest

2 : the act or action of representing : the state of being represented: as a : REPRESENTATIONALISM 2 b (1) : the action or fact of one person standing for another so as to have the rights and obligations of the person represented (2) : the substitution of an individual or class in place of a person (as a child for a deceased parent) c : the action of representing or the fact of being represented especially in a legislative body

3 : the body of persons representing a constituency

– rep · re · sen · ta · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

– rep · re · sen · ta · tion · al · ly adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.