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tr.v. ex·pressed, ex·press·ing, ex·press·es
a. To set forth in words; state: express an opinion.
b. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show: expressed his anger with a frown. See Synonyms at voice.
c. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
2. To convey or suggest a representation of; depict: The painting expresses the rage of war victims.
3. To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula: express a fraction as a decimal.
4. To squeeze or press out, as juice from an orange.
5. To send by special messenger or rapid transport: express a package to Los Angeles.
6. Genetics
a. To synthesize (a product, especially a protein) encoded by a gene: a gene that expresses an enzyme.
b. To manifest the effects of (a gene): Half of the people who inherit the gene express it.
c. To manifest (a genetic trait): All the mice in the study expressed the defect.
1. Definitely and explicitly stated: their express wish. See Synonyms at explicit.
2. Particular; specific: an express plan.
a. Rapid and having few or no stops or interruptions: express delivery of packages; an express bus.
b. Of, relating to, or appropriate for rapid travel: express lanes on a freeway.
c. Designed for use in an express rifle: an express bullet.
By express delivery or transport.
a. A rapid, efficient system for the delivery of goods and mail.
b. Goods and mail conveyed by such a system.
2. A means of transport, such as a train, that travels rapidly and makes few or no stops before its destination.
3. Chiefly British
a. A special messenger.
b. A message delivered by special courier.

[Middle English expressen, from Old French expresser, from Medieval Latin expressāre, frequentative of Latin exprimere : ex-, ex- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·press′er n.
ex·press′i·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expressible - capable of being expressed; "an expressible emotion"
inexpressible, unexpressible - defying expression
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That danger underlies the view, still operative in the United States, that opinions, however obnoxious, should be freely expressible, so that they can be opposed by counterarguments.
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Those concepts are, therefore, incapable of expression in figurative media yet entirely expressible in visual media through abstract art's power to assume similar epistemic valances as to how the objects of faith and religion's ideas are perceived.
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