Definition of representational in English:


Syllabification: rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al
Pronunciation: /ˌrepriˌzenˈtāSHənl


  • 1Of, relating to, or characterized by representation: representational democracy
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    • There are definitely countries - and again, South Africa, representational democracy, rather than direct vote, has a strong legacy in a lot of countries.
    • But such a representational appropriation can hardly compete with the occupation of geographical space by the formidable Israeli Defense Force.
    • They acknowledged the achievements of their predecessors and colleagues in the articulation of objects with no representational agenda, viewed as things in themselves.
  • 1.1Relating to or denoting art that aims to depict the physical appearance of things. Contrasted with abstract.
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    • I'm thinking specifically about his emphasis on distortions within structuring elements of physical and representational space.
    • Like the most diaphanous works by Turner or Rothko, it suggests representational elements, yet one is hard-pressed to discern any in the image.
    • In this solo show, David Baerwalde departed from a 10-year practice of focusing his paintings and sculptures on clearly representational elements.

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