rep·re·sen·ta·tion /ˌrɛprɪˌzɛnˈteʃən, zən-/
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.
n 1: a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
[syn: mental representation, internal representation]
2: a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone
3: the act of representing; standing in for someone or some
group and speaking with authority in their behalf
4: the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate
or agent [syn: delegacy, agency]
5: a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some
constituency; "a Congressional vacancy occurred in the
representation from California"
6: 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"
7: a performance of play [syn: theatrical performance, theatrical,
8: a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or
protesting; "certain representations were made concerning
9: the right of being representated by delegates who have a
voice in some legislative body
10: an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or
results in an equivalent