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Representation

Any action or conduct that can be turned into a statement of fact.

For example, displaying a car with an odometer reading of ten miles constitutes a representation to a prospective buyer that the car has only been driven ten miles.The term representation is used in reference to any express or implied statement made by one of the parties to a contract to another, regarding a particular fact or circumstance that serves to influence the consummation of the deal.

As applied to the law of Descent and Distribution, representation is the principle by which the issue of an individual who has died inherits the portion of an estate that such person would have taken if he or she had lived.

representation

n. 1) the act of being another's agent. 2) acting as an attorney for a client. 3) a statement of alleged fact either in negotiations or in court. (See: represent)

representation

(Acting for others), noun acting as attorney for, advocacy, agency, agentship, body of deleeates, body of deputies, deputation, rendering legal addice, rendering legal assistance, speaking for another, supplying another's place

representation

(Statement), noun account, assertion of facts, asseveration, declaration, depiction, effigies, explanation, illustration, imago, indication, narration, narrative, portraiture, portrayal, presentation, report, setting forth
Associated concepts: false representation, material repreeentation, misrepresentation, public representation
See also: agency, assertion, brief, color, concept, copy, cross section, declaration, definition, delegation, delineation, deputation, design, designation, disclosure, disguise, duplicate, election, embodiment, example, illustration, indicant, manifestation, model, narration, paraphrase, part, performance, profession, proxy, recital, rendition, resemblance, role, sample, semblance, substitute, suggestion, symbol

representation

1 a statement of fact. A representation should be distinguished from a statement of opinion for many legal purposes, especially in relation to contractual obligations.
2 in the law of succession, the concept by which issue of predeceasing issue of the deceased are entitled to take their deceased ancestor's share.

REPRESENTATION, insurances. A representation is a collateral statement, either by writing not inserted in the policy, or by parol, of such facts or circumstances relative to the proposed adventure, as are necessary to be communicated to the underwriters, to enable them to form a just estimate of the risk.
     2. A representation, like a warranty, may be either affirmative, as where the insured avers the existence of some fact or circumstance which may affect the risk; or promissory, as where he engages the performance of, something executory.
     3. There is a material difference between a representation and a warranty.
     4. A warranty, being a condition upon which the contract is to take effect, is always a part of the written policy, and must appear on the face of it. Marsh. Ins. c. 9, Sec. 2. Whereas a representation is only a matter of collateral information or intelligence on the subject of the voyage insured, and makes no part of the policy. A warranty being in the nature of a condition precedent, must be strictly and literally complied with; but it is sufficient if the representation be true in substance, whether a warranty be material to the risk or not, the insured stakes his claim of indemnity upon the precise truth of it, if it be affirmative, or upon the exact performance of it, if executory; but it is sufficient if a representation be made without fraud, and be not false in any material point, or if it be substantially, though not literally, fulfilled. A false warranty avoids the policy, as being a breach of the condition upon which the contract is to take effect; and the insurer is not liable for any loss though it do not happen in consequence of the breach of the warranty; a false representation is no breach of the contract, but if material, avoids the policy on the ground of fraud, or at least because the insurer has been misled by it. Marsh. Insur. B. 1, c. 10, s. 1; Dougl. R. 247: 4 Bro. P. C. 482.
     See 2 Caines' R. 155; 1 Johns. Cas. 408; 2 Caines' Cas. 173, n.; 3 Johns. Cas. 47; 1 Caines' Rep. 288; 2 Caines' R. 22; Id. 329; Sugd. Vend. 6; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. and Concealment; Misrepresentation.

REPRESENTATION, Scotch law. The name of a plea or statement presented to a lord ordinary of the court of sessions, when his judgment is brought under review.

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Differing from "the physical and biological nature of the individual", collective representations describe pre-eminently "actions which circulate and are shared by the society".
The observations of Durkheim on the differences observed between individual representations and collective representations hint directly at the fundamental aspects of the theory of knowledge.
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Michael Merzenich, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, said that decades of "very extensive and compelling" evidence show that people with dyslexia do, indeed, process phonetic representations with lower fidelity than normal.
All images are representations and all pictures are representations.
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Beginning in the 17th-century post-Renaissance, Thumim traces the history of theorization of the self, as well as the history of representation.
Quelles que soient les avancees theoriques et methodologiques impulsees par le modele de Moscovici (1961) et par les travaux relatifs a la structure et au fonctionnement des representations, le champ a longtemps ete domine par une approche focalisee sur leur autonomie, et, dans un grand nombre de cas, une telle question n'etait meme pas evoquee.
The main fields of study related to the structural investigation of social representations will be presented and discussed in the text.
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There also seems to be a variation in the configuration of representations shared by young and elderly people, which is evidence that age groups, being differently implied by aging, function as social categories associated with specific representations (Gastaldi & Contarello, 2006; Wachelke, 2008).

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