representation has definitions from the fields of politics,theater,performing arts
[ noun ] a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

If the content of faith is to be presented today in a form that can be `` understanded of the people '' - and this , it must_not be forgotten , is one of the goals of the perennial theological task - there is no other choice but to abandon completely a mythological manner of representation .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

It resembles , too , pictures such_as Du^rer and Bruegel did , in which all that looks at_first to be solely pictorial proves on inspection to be also literary , the representation of a proverb , for_example , or a deadly_sin .

`` Gladius_Dei '' ( 1902 ) resembles `` The_Way_to_the_Churchyard '' in its representation of a conflict between light and dark , between `` Life '' and a spirit of criticism , negation , melancholy , but it goes considerably further in characterizing the elements of this conflict .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

( 2 ) Spatiality becomes part of the tactual_sensation only by way of visual representations ; that_is , there is , in the true sense , only a visual_space '' .

Therefore , if the sense_of_touch is functioning normally and there is a complete absence of spatial awareness in a psychically blind person when the eyes are closed and an object is handled , the conclusion seems unavoidable that touch by itself cannot focus and take possession of the third-dimensionality of things and that actual sight or visual representations are necessary .

[ noun ] creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

There are other good representations of peasants and people of the court by actors who are finely costumed and magnificently photographed in this last of the Russian films to reach this country in the program of joint cultural exchange .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Whenever artists , indeed , turned_to actual representations or molded three-dimensional_figures , which were rare down to 800 B.C. , they tended to reflect reality ( see Plate 6a , 9b ) ; a schematic , abstract treatment of men and animals , by intent , rose only in the late eighth century .

The epic_poems , the consolidation of the Greek pantheon , the rise of firm political_units , the self-awareness which could permit painted and sculptured representations of men - all these had to await the progress of following decades .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

For it had turned_out , by a further paradox of Cubism , that the means to an illusion of depth and plasticity had now become widely divergent from the means of representation or imaging .

It was then that Picasso and Braque were confronted with a unique dilemma : they had to choose between illusion and representation .

[ noun ] (politics) the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Moreover , for those few there was almost no ecclesiastical representation in the city to care for their religious needs .

[ noun ] 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"

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[ noun ] a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency


"a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"

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body represent

[ noun ] a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting


"certain representations were made concerning police brutality"

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statement represent

[ noun ] the right of being representated by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body

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[ noun ] (theater,performing arts) a performance of play

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performance matinee stage

[ noun ] the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent


agency delegacy

[ noun ] an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent