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representation

noun
     
rep‧re‧sen‧ta‧tion S3 W2
1 [uncountable] when you have someone to speak, vote, or make decisions for you:
Minority groups need more effective parliamentary representation.
There has been a decline in union representation in the auto industry.
proportional representation
2 [countable] a painting, sign, description etc that shows something
representation of
The clock in the painting is a symbolic representation of the passage of time.
3 [uncountable] the act of representing someone or something
representation of
She received praise for her effective representation of Garcia during the trial.
4 [countable usually plural] formal especially British English a formal complaint or statement
representation about
A group of students made representations to the college about the poor standard of the accommodation.
5

make false representations

law to describe or explain something in a way that you know is not true

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