Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Representation; renewed presentation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Representation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A depiction or representation.

Etymologies

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From represent +‎ -ment.

Examples

  • His impassioned eloquence brought the sun-bathed pal鎠tra before one with a magic of representment.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • Modern art he felt should be an interpretation and not a representment of reality, and he taught the golden rule of the artist that the half is usually more expressive than the whole.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • It is love alone which in later life can achieve such a miracle of representment.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • Look now upon this picture and on this, the faithful representment of two worlds!

    Selection from _Enquiry Concerning Population_

  • Spectacular elements it had to some extent, -- gaudy, though inappropriate, costumes, and stately processions across the stage; but no careful imitation of the actual facts of life, no illusion of reality in the representment, could possibly be effected.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • But the present tendency toward naturalness of representment has, to some extent, exaggerated the importance of stage-management even at the expense of acting.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Witness clowns, fools, and fellows that from nothing are lifted some few steps upon fortune's ladder; where, seeing the glorious representment of honour above, they are so greedy of embracing, that they strive to leap thither at once: so by overreaching themselves in the way, they fail of the end, and fall.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 572, October 20, 1832

  • But our latter-day fondness for natural representment has afflicted us with one tendency that the Elizabethans were luckily without.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • When suddenly turning to Alice, the soul of the first Alice looked out at her eyes with such a reality of representment, that I became in doubt which of them stood before me, or whose that bright hair was; and while

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • All of these improvements rendered possible a closer approach to naturalness of representment than had ever been made before.

    The Theory of the Theatre

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