A representation is a symbol structure that stands-for something For example, the term "room temperature" may stand for the current temperature of a particular room In sensemaking, the term representation is usually used to refer to symbols or objects in the workspace or document of the sensemaker Thus, a sensemaker may use a table-based representation that stands for a set of objects and their attributes or an outline representation whose elements stand for topics in a report Also see external cognition
That which stands for, refers to or denotes something or the relation between a thing and that which stands for or denotes it See distributed representation,symbolicism, dynamic systems theory <Discussion> <References> Chris Eliasmith
If you make representations to a government or other official group, you make formal complaints or requests to them. We have made representations to ministers but they just don't seem to be listening. In politics, a method or process of enabling a constituency to influence legislation and government policy through deputies chosen by it. The rationale of representative government is that in large modern countries the people cannot all assemble, as they did in the marketplace of democratic Athens. If the public is to participate in government, citizens must select a small number from among themselves to act for them. Political parties have come to act as intermediaries between citizens and their representatives by helping to formulate systematically citizens' demands. Arguments persist about the proper role of representatives; some theories suggest that they should act as delegates carrying out the instructions of the public, whereas others argue that they should serve as free agents, acting in accordance with their best ability and understanding. See also proportional representation
The method chosen to model a process or object for example a building may be represented as a physical scale model, drawing or photograph See also: Reasoning, Syntax
(Déclaration) The acceptance or rejection of an insurance risk and the amount of premium that would be required, is determined by facts submitted by the person applying for such insurance An improper statement in the "representation" of the risk is generally corrected by endorsement or possibly where required the charging of an additional premium The penalty for false information on material facts or warranties may be the voiding of the policy
an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
If a group or person has representation in a parliament or on a committee, someone in the parliament or on the committee supports them and makes decisions on their behalf. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but they have no representation in Congress. see also proportional representation
A statement made on an application for insurance that the applicant represents as correct to the best of his knowledge and belief See also Warranty (LE)
the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
You can describe a picture, model, or statue of a person or thing as a representation of them. a lifelike representation of Christ
the most general word for an object at any stage in its deè² ermination by the subject, or for the subjective act of forming the object at that level The main types of representations are intuitions, concepts and ideas
(see section 182) the Board must, prior to publishing a report or recommendation, consider whether or not it may adversely affect a party or person The Board must give any affected party or person the opportunity to review, rebut or clarify the information before the Board publishes its report
a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting; "certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
Statements made by applicants on their applications for insurance that they represent as being substantially true to the best of their knowledge and belief but that are not warranted as exact in every detail
A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet
SAA is represented in Washington, D C , both through its own activities and those of the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History The SAA President appoints representatives to allied organizations and standards setting bodies
a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency; "a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
A statement by an insurance applicant of facts upon which the insurer bases its decision as to whether or not to issue the policy as applied for
(imitation, realism, mimesis): The essence of art is to picture or portray reality Good art is an accurate mirror on the world, imitating nature or some ideal form (Plato, Aristotle)
The acceptance or rejection of an insurance risk and the amount of premium that would be required, is determined by information submitted by the person applying for such insurance
The encoding of information for interchange For example, HTML is a representation of hypertext
The relationship between actual places, people, events and ideas and media content Stereotypes are a common form of media representation
an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something the right of being representated by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting; "certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like
- A replication, construction or reconstruction of some place, object, person or process relevant to the topic of study Usually in project work this representation is realistic rather than imaginary or fantastical in nature Attempts are made to achieve a match between the parts of the representation and the corresponding aspects of the reality Some representations are made collaboratively and over a long period of time and discussion is undertaken to facilitate their development
the right of being representated by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract; "the sales contract contains several representations by the vendor"
The way one subjectively structures a reality in the mind For example, one's idea of "work" might be a certain inter-connected collage of pictures and feelings
The act of re- presenting, or the state of being presented again; a new presentation; as, re-presentation of facts previously stated
An explicit expression (e g , verbal utterance, diagram, computer code) of some idea Representations have meaning only in the sense that they are interpreted by someone, or something (such as a computer) People interpret representations within a social context and against their individual background
Statements on an insurance application that the applicant believes are true A representation is not considered a matter to which the parties contract, so a policy cannot be voided on the basis of a representation
A statement made by an Applicant for insurance, or an Insured presenting a claim False representation on the application can result in rejection of the application or cancellation of the policy False representation in the presentation of a claim can result in the denial of coverage, as well as the cancellation of the policy False representation with intent to defraud is a crime in the State of Minnesota
A word or a combination of words that semantically represent the data type (value domain) of a data element, such as the suffix "ID" for the data element "PersonID", the suffix "Name" for "PersonGivenName" and "PersonFamilyName" and "Date" for "PersonBirthDate"
(1918, 1928) Parliamentary acts that expanded suffrage in Britain. The act of 1918 gave the vote to all men over 21 and all women over 30, which tripled the electorate. The act of 1928 extended the franchise to women aged 21-30. The acts continued the voting reforms begun by the Reform Bills (see Reform Bill of 1832, Reform Bill of 1867, Reform Bill of 1884-85)
A voting principle aimed at securing a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (usually political parties) obtain in elections, and the percentage of seats they receive in the elected body
A graphical representation of the gross structure of a protein in which different levels of structure are represented as different size ribbons and tubes; associated molecules (such as the haem of haemoglobin) are shown in ball and stick form
slogan during the American Revolution Americans supported the point of view of actual representation which meant that in order to be taxed by Parliament the Americans righteously should have actual legislators sitting and voting in London
Proportional representation is a system of voting in which each political party is represented in a parliament or legislature in proportion to the number of people who vote for it in an election. Representation of all parties in a legislature in proportion to their popular vote. PR a system of voting in elections by which all political parties are represented in the government according to the number of votes they receive in the whole country. Electoral system in which the share of seats held by a political party in the legislature closely matches the share of popular votes it received. It was devised in Europe in the mid-19th century to guarantee minority groups more representation than was possible under the majority or plurality systems. Its supporters claim that it creates a more accurate reflection of public opinion; its opponents argue that by allowing more parties in a legislature, it may result in weaker, less stable governments. Two methods for apportioning seats are the single-transferable-vote method, under which voters rank candidates by preference, and the list system, under which voters select a party's list of candidates rather than individuals. Some countries (e.g., Germany and Russia) use a combination of plurality and proportional methods for allocating seats in the lower house of the national legislature. See also legislative apportionment
To bet in such a way as to indicate that you have a certain hand For instance, when you check-raise after the third suited card hits the board in hold'em, you are representing a flush, even if you don't actually have one
"Represent" means to communicate on behalf of another with the intent to influence a Government decision "Represent" includes acting as an agent or attorney, or other representative in an appearance, or communication, with the intent to influence
be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute; "I represent the silent majority"; "This actor is a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association"
To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress
If a group of people or things is well represented in a particular activity or in a particular place, a lot of them can be found there. Women are already well represented in the area of TV drama In New Mexico all kinds of cuisines are represented
point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution" describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel" serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl" create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl" be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute; "I represent the silent majority"; "This actor is a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association" be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven" take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
In a representational painting, the artist attempts to show things as they really are. His painting went through both representational and abstract periods. a representational painting or style of art shows things as they actually appear in real life = figurative
Statements made by either party with respect to certain elements of the proposed transaction that, if proven untrue, may give the other party the right to claim for damages from the party making the warranty
In life and health insurance, statements made by an applicant on the application that he or she represents as being substantially true to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, but which are not warranted as exact in every detail, as compared to warranties (See also: warranties and representations )
Statements made by the proposed insured in the process of securing coverage Coverage may be voided if the representation is false and material to the determination of risk The standard of truth in representation is substantial, that is, "to the best of knowledge and belief," but not exact to detail
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