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Representation may refer to:

Law and politics[edit]

  • Representation (journal), an academic journal covering representative democracy
  • Representation (politics), political activities undertaken by elected representatives, as well as other theories
  • Permanent representation, a type of diplomatic mission
  • Legal representation provided by a lawyer, barrister, or other advocate
  • Lobbying or interest representation, attempts to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials
  • Work of a union representative who represents and defends the interests of fellow labor union members
  • In contract law a pre-contractual statement that may (if untrue) result in liability for misrepresentation


  • Representation (arts), use of signs that stand in for and take the place of something else
  • Depiction, non-verbal representation through two-dimensional images (pictures) of things seen, remembered or imagined

Cognitive science[edit]


Other uses[edit]

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