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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Representation  \Rep`re*sen*ta"tion\  (-z?n-t?"sh?n),  n.  [F. 
  repr?sentation,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Re-presentation  \Re-pres`en*ta"tion\  (r?-prez`?n-t?"sh?n),  n. 
  [See  {Re-present}.] 
  The  act  of  re-presenting,  or  the  state  of  being  presented 
  again  a  new  presentation;  as  re-presentation  of  facts 
  previously  stated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  representation 
  n  1:  a  presentation  to  the  mind  in  the  form  of  an  idea  or  image 
  [syn:  {mental  representation},  {internal  representation}] 
  2:  a  visual  or  tangible  rendering  of  someone  or  something 
  3:  the  act  of  representing;  standing  in  for  someone  or  some 
  group 
  4:  the  state  of  serving  as  an  official  and  authorized  delegate 
  or  agent  [syn:  {delegacy},  {agency}] 
  5:  a  statement  of  facts  and  reasons  made  in  appealing  or 
  protesting;  "certain  representations  were  made  concerning 
  police  brutality" 
  6:  an  activity  that  stands  as  an  equivalent  of  something  or 
  results  in  an  equivalent 




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