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Meaning of “representation” in the English Dictionary

"representation" in British English

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representationnoun

uk   us   /ˌrep.rɪ.zenˈteɪ.ʃən/
  • representation noun (ACTING FOR)

C2 [U] a ​person or ​organization that ​speaks, ​acts, or is ​presentofficially for someone ​else: Can he ​afford legal representation?

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  • representation noun (DESCRIPTION)

C2 [U] the way that someone or something is ​shown or ​described: He gave a ​talk on the representation of women in 19th-century ​art. [C] a ​sign, ​picture, ​model, etc. of something: This ​statue is a representation of Hercules.
(Definition of representation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"representation" in Business English

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representationnoun

uk   us   /ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃən/
[U] people who will speak and ​act for you in an ​officialsituation, or the fact of someone speaking and ​acting for you: More American ​workers are ​demanding union representation. These ​employees needlegal representation to ​protect them against ​administrativeabuse.
[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 ​topboards? They are ​monitoring the gender representation on ​publiccommittees.
make representations to sb to make an ​officialstatement to an ​organization about something, especially as a way of ​complaining : We are making representations to the relevant ​authorities about this ​unprofessionalbehaviour.
(Definition of representation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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