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Synonyms of 'representation'

(noun) 
They have no representation in congress.
Synonyms
body of representatives
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committee
My report was circulated to all committee members.
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embassy
The American Embassy has already made a formal complaint.
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delegates
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delegation
They sent a delegation to the talks.
(noun) 
Definition
anything that represents, such as a pictorial portrait
a life-like representation of Christ
Synonyms
picture
drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
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model
an architect's model of a wooden house
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image
All people want to see is an image on the TV screen.
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portrait
oversize portraits of royal ancestors
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illustration
He made his illustrations of birds as he travelled in America.
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sketch
a sketch of a soldier
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resemblance
There was a remarkable resemblance between them.
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likeness
The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
(noun) 
Definition
anything that represents, such as a pictorial portrait
the representation of women in film and literature
Synonyms
portrayal
a near-monochrome portrayal of a wood infused with silvery light
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depiction
the depiction of politicians in the media
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account
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
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description
He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
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narrative
He began his narrative with the day of the murder.
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delineation
His razor-sharp delineation of ordinary life.
(noun) 
Definition
formal statements made to an official body by a person making a complaint
We have made representations to ministers.
Synonyms
statement
statements from witnesses to the event
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argument
The issue has caused heated political argument.
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explanation
The president has given no explanation for his behaviour.
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exposition
Her speech was an exposition of her beliefs in freedom and justice.
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expostulation
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account
a detailed account of all expenditures
(noun) 
Synonyms
performance
They are giving a performance of Bizet's Carmen.
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play
The company put on a Shakespeare play
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show
How about going to see a show in London?
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sight
Among the most spectacular sights are the great sea-bird colonies.
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exhibition
an exhibition of expressionist art
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spectacle
a director passionate about music and spectacle

Additional synonyms

in the sense of account
Definition
a report or description
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
in the sense of account
a detailed account of all expenditures
in the sense of argument
Definition
a discussion
The issue has caused heated political argument.
Synonyms
questioning,
row,
pleading,
expostulation,
remonstration

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