Rep`re*sen*ta"tion (-z?n-t?"sh?n), n. [F. reprsentation, L. representatio.]


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


That which represents.

Specifically: (a)

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


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


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


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.


The state of being represented.

Syn. -- Description; show; delineaton; portraiture; likeness; resemblance; exhibition; sight.


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