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Noun: expression  ik'spre-shun or ek'spre-shun
  1. The feelings expressed on a person's face
    "a sad expression"; "a sad facial expression";
    - look, aspect, facial expression, face
  2. A sign or symptom; a way of showing something
    "tears are an expression of grief";
    - manifestation, reflection, reflexion [Brit]
  3. The communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas";
    - verbal expression, verbalism
  4. A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
    "pardon the expression";
    - saying, locution
  5. The style of expressing yourself
    "his manner of expression showed how much he cared";
    - formulation
  6. (mathematics) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
    - formula
  7. (genetics) the process of expressing a gene
  8. A group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    "I concluded from his awkward expressions that he was a foreigner";
    - construction, grammatical construction
  9. The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing
    "the expression of milk from her breast"

Derived forms: expressions

Type of: biological process, communicating, communication, constituent, countenance, demo, demonstration, expressive style, grammatical constituent, language, mathematical statement, oral communication, organic process, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, squeeze, squeezing, style, visage, voice communication

Encyclopedia: Expression