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- 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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