1 [U] act of representing or state of being represented表现; 表示; 代表; 代理
*The firm needs more representationin China. 这家公司需要在中国多设些代理机构.
* effective representation (ie in Parliament) of voters' interests （在议会中）代表选民利益的反映.
2 [C] (fml 文) thing, esp a picture, sculpture or play, that represents sb/sth 表现某人[某事物]的事物; （尤指）图画, 雕塑, 戏剧
*stained-glass representations of saints 彩色玻璃的圣徒画像
* an unusual representation of Hamlet 在演出上别具一格的《哈姆雷特》.
3 (idm 习语) make representations to sb (fml 文) protest or appeal to sb (about sth) （就某事物）向某人提出抗议或呼吁
*make representations to the council about the state of the roads 就路况问题提请市政当局解决
* The ambassador made forceful representations to the White House. 该大使向白宫提出了强烈抗议.
when you have someone to speak, vote, or make decisions for you Minority groups need more effective parliamentary representation. There has been a decline in union representation in the auto industry.
a painting, sign, description etc that shows somethingrepresentation of The clock in the painting is a symbolic representation of the passage of time.[U]
the act of representing someone or somethingrepresentation of She received praise for her effective representation of Garcia during the trial. [C usually plural]formal especially BrE
a formal complaint or statementrepresentation about A group of students made representations to the college about the poor standard of the accommodation.make false representationslaw
to describe or explain something in a way that you know is not true
1. This painting is a representation of a storm at sea. 这幅油画表现的是海上风暴.