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representation

noun     /ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃən/
[U] people who will speak and act for you in an official situation, or the fact of someone speaking and acting for you: More American workers are demanding union representation. These employees need legal representation to protect them against administrative abuse.
[U] if a type of person has representation in a group, there are people of that type in the group: The committee has equal representation from employers and employees. What is the reason for the lack of female representation on top boards? They are monitoring the gender representation on public committees.
make representations to sb to make an official statement to an organization about something, especially as a way of complaining : We are making representations to the relevant authorities about this unprofessional behaviour.
→ See also board representation, employee representation, false representation, proportional representation
(Definition of representation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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