Expression meaning

ĭk-sprĕshən
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The definition of an example of expression is a frequently used word or phrase or it is a way to convey your thoughts, feelings or emotions.

An example of an expression is the phrase "a penny saved is a penny earned."

An example of an expression is a smile.

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A facial aspect or a look that conveys a special feeling.

An expression of scorn.

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The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation.

An expression of rural values.

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A symbol or combination of symbols that represents a quantity or a relationship between quantities.
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The act of pressing or squeezing out.
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The act or process of expressing a gene.
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A showing of feeling, character, etc.

Laughter as an expression of joy.

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A particular way of phrasing an idea.
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A symbol or set of symbols expressing some mathematical fact, as a quantity or operation.
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(mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
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The outward manifestation of a mood or a disposition.

My tears are an expression of my grief.

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A pressing out or squeezing out, as of juice.
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A putting into words or representing in language.
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A picturing, representing, or symbolizing in art, music, etc.
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A manner of expressing; esp., a meaningful and eloquent manner of speaking, singing, etc.

To read with expression.

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The act or process of expressing a gene.
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A particular word, phrase, or sentence.

“catch cold” is an idiomatic expression.

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The manner in which one expresses oneself, especially in speaking, depicting, or performing.
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A particular word or phrase.
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A look, intonation, sign, etc. that conveys meaning or feeling.

A quizzical expression on the face.

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A showing by a symbol, sign, figures, etc.
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The manifestation of a trait caused by a particular gene.
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A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.

They stared at the newcomer with a puzzled expression.

The best poker players can tell if the opponents have a good hand by looking at their expression.

Her expression changed from joy to misery after realising her winning lottery ticket had expired.

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(biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
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The act of pressing or squeezing out.
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(programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
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Of a mother, the process of expressing milk.
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Something that expresses or communicates.

Let this plaque serve as an expression of our esteem.

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The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.

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Origin of expression

  • From Middle French, from Late Latin expressiō (“a pressing out”).

    From Wiktionary