Definition of nonrepresentational in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänˌreprəˌzenˈtāSHənl/


(Of a style of art) not intended to present an accurate depiction of the physical appearance of people or things: a completely nonrepresentational abstract painting
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  • His desires for inner expression led to the development of non-representational art, or art without a given subject.
  • Kandinsky's ideas for non-representational art emanate from several different sources.
  • Art, especially non-representational art, is confusing to plenty of people.

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Syllabification: non·rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al

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