Representativeness vs Representability - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between representativeness and representability

is that representativeness is the state or quality of being accurately representative of something while representability is the quality of being representable.

representativeness

English

Noun

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  • The state or quality of being accurately representative of something.
  • *2001 , Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography , Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 331,
  • *:One should not compromise on the essential standard of representativeness of the corpus as a whole. A corpus is only good if it can be reasonably trusted to represent the way language is used by those people whose usage one is interested in describing.
  • representability

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality of being representable.
  • * {{quote-journal, pagetitle=representability, year=2008, date=January 3, author=Sven Ove Hansson, title=Specified Meet Contraction, work=Erkenntnis, doi=10.1007/s10670-007-9088-4, volume=69, issue=1, url=, pages=31-54
  • , passage=The first of these is concerned with the finite representability of belief sets.}}