representation

[Rep`re*sen*ta┬Ětion]

A representation acts or serves on behalf or in place of something. A lawyer provides legal representation for his client. A caricature is an exaggerated representation or likeness of a person.

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The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.

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an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent

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the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf

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a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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the right of being representated by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body

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a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

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a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting; "certain representations were made concerning police brutality"

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a performance of play

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a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract; "the sales contract contains several representations by the vendor"

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a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency; "a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"

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the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent


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The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.

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That which represents.

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A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like.

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A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet.

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A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate.

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The body of those who act as representatives of a community or society; as, the representation of a State in Congress.

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Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced.

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The state of being represented.


Representation

Rep`re*sen*ta"tion (-z?n-t?"sh?n), n. [F. reprsentation, L. representatio.] 1. The act of representing, in any sense of the verb. 2. That which represents. Specifically: (a) A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like. (b) A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet. (c) A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate. (d) The body of those who act as representatives of a community or society; as, the representation of a State in Congress. (e) (Insurance Law) Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced. 3. The state of being represented. Syn. -- Description; show; delineaton; portraiture; likeness; resemblance; exhibition; sight.

The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.

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Usage Examples

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.

Though there might not be any easy answers to the problem of poverty, its most compelling scribes do not resign themselves to representation solely for the sake of those age-old verities of truth and beauty.

More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren't guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong.

You know, it shouldn't just be about women as heroic figures overcoming things, it just needs to be about women in general getting the opportunity to play a multitude of roles, telling a multitude of stories - just to express human experience from a woman's perspective. I hope, someday, we can get to that point. I'm all about representation.

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.

Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.

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Other Usage Examples

The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.

If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological representation to apply to that society.

When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems.

If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.

The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.

The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women's representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians.

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.

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