Hypertext Webster Gateway: "representation"

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
(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) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
[syn: {mental representation}, {internal representation}]
2: creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone
or something
3: the act of representing; standing in for someone or some
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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