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Definition of representation:

  1. A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate.
  2. A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet.
  3. A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like.
  4. Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced.
  5. That which represents.
  6. The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.
  7. The body of those who act as representatives of a community or society; as, the representation of a State in Congress.
  8. The state of being represented.


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