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Linear parameter-varying (LPV) systems are usually described in either state-space or input-output form. When analyzing system equivalence between different representations it appears that the time-shifted versions of the scheduling signal (dynamic dependence) need to be taken into account. Therefore, representations used previously to define and specify LPV systems are not equal in terms of dynamics. In order to construct a parametrization-free description of LPV systems that overcomes these difficulties, a behavioral approach is introduced that serves as a basis for specifying system theoretic properties. LPV systems are defined as the collection of trajectories of system variables (like inputs and outputs) and scheduling variables. LPV kernel, input-output, and state-space system representations are introduced with appropriate equivalence transformations.