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[non-rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh-nl] /ˌnɒn rɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃə nl/
not resembling or portraying any object in physical nature:
a nonrepresentational painting.
Origin of nonrepresentational
1920-25; non- + representational
Related forms
nonrepresentationalism, noun
nonrepresentationalist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nonrepresentational
  • Conflicts of interest for legal matters involve representational and nonrepresentational issues.
  • Distinguish and describe representational, abstract, and nonrepresentational works of art.
  • These estimates, however, were based on projections of outdated information or from nonrepresentational samples.
  • The student will compare and contrast abstract, representational, and nonrepresentational works of art.
  • Directs the science advisory group to provide independent, nonrepresentational scientific advice to the team.
  • She describes her work as being mostly nonrepresentational, expressing ideas predominantly in line and color.
British Dictionary definitions for nonrepresentational


(art) another word for abstract (sense 4)
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