(1)   An activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
(2)   The act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
(3)   A creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
(4)   The right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
(5)   A presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
(6)   A statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting
"Certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
(7)   A performance of play
(8)   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"
(9)   A body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency
"A Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
(10)   The state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

Alternative spellings

  • repræsentation

  • repræſentation


  1. That which represents another.
  2. A figure, image or idea that substitutes reality.
  3. A theatrical performance.


  • 1637: Henry Lawes, dedication to Lawes’s edition of Milton’s 1634 masque, Comus, final sentence
    Live, ſweet Lord, to be the honour of your name, and receive this as your own, from the hands of him, who hath by many favours beene long obliged to your moſt honoured parents, and as in this repræſentation your attendant Thyrſis, ſo now in all reall expreſſion
      Your faithfull and moſt humble Servant,
                    H. Lawes.d