Representation (systemics)

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Representation, from the most general and abstract systemic perspective, relates to a role or function or a property of an abstract or real object, relation or changes.

For example,

  • an ambassador or a sport team may represent its nation.
  • graphical figures or written symbolic text may represent some abstract ideas or physical objects.

In the case of humans or human-made objects, a representation can be:

  • formal or informal, i.e. "legal" or really realized with a consensus of interested community.
  • on the behalf of (or approved by) represented subject or without his/her/their permission.

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