Meaning of REPRESENTATION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən- ]


Date: 15th century

1. : one that represents: as

a. : an artistic likeness or image


(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


(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


(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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

• rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ly adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.