Definition of representational adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃənl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃənl//
    Describing art
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  1. 1(specialist) (especially of a style of art or painting) trying to show things as they really are It is on pottery that representational art first appeared again in ancient Greece. compare abstract See related entries: Describing art
  2. 2involving the act of representing somebody/something local representational democracy
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