Representation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word representation
Brit.  |ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word representation


- a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
- a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
- the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
- the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent (syn: agency, delegacy)
- a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency
- a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract
- a performance of a play (syn: histrionics, theatrical)

▼ (3)


Each state has equal representation in the Senate.

The letters of the alphabet are representations of sounds.

Our ambassador made representations to their government.

Minority groups need more effective parliamentary representation.

There has been a decline in union representation in the auto industry.

The clock in the painting is a symbolic representation of the passage of time.

She received praise for her effective representation of Garcia during the trial.

A group of students made representations to the college about the poor standard of the accommodation.

a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California

the sales contract contains several representations by the vendor

certain representations were made concerning police brutality

...taxation without representation proved to be the yeast of rebellion...

Network, a schematic representation of events and activities which shows their interrelationships.

a simple graphical representation of the problem

the multiplicative tendency of proportional representation

Word forms

singular: representation
plural: representations
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman