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ex·pres·sion

 (ĭk-sprĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation: an expression of rural values.
2. Something that expresses or communicates: Let this plaque serve as an expression of our esteem.
3. Mathematics A symbol or combination of symbols that represents a quantity or a relationship between quantities.
4. The manner in which one expresses oneself, especially in speaking, depicting, or performing.
5. A particular word or phrase: "an old Yankee expression ... 'Stand up and be counted'" (Charles Kuralt).
6. The outward manifestation of a mood or a disposition: My tears are an expression of my grief.
7. A facial aspect or a look that conveys a special feeling: an expression of scorn.
8. The act of pressing or squeezing out.
9. Genetics The act or process of expressing a gene.

expression

(ɪkˈsprɛʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of transforming ideas into words
2. a manifestation of an emotion, feeling, etc, without words: tears are an expression of grief.
3. (Art Terms) communication of emotion through music, painting, etc
4. a look on the face that indicates mood or emotion: a joyful expression.
5. (Linguistics) the choice of words, phrases, syntax, intonation, etc, in communicating
6. a particular phrase used conventionally to express something: a dialect expression.
7. the act or process of forcing or squeezing out a liquid
8. (Mathematics) maths a variable, function, or some combination of constants, variables, or functions
9. (Genetics) genetics the effect of a particular gene on the phenotype
exˈpressional adj
exˈpressionless adj
exˈpressionlessly adv

ex•pres•sion

(ɪkˈsprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of expressing or setting forth in words: the free expression of opinions.
2. a particular word, phrase, or form of words: old-fashioned expressions.
3. the manner or form in which a thing is expressed: delicacy of expression.
4. the power of expressing in words: joy beyond expression.
5. outward indication of feeling or character.
6. a facial look or vocal intonation expressing personal feeling.
7. the quality or power of expressing an attitude, emotion, etc.: a face that lacks expression.
8. the act of expressing or representing, as by symbols.
9. a mathematical symbol or combination of symbols representing a value, relation, or the like.
10. the act or product of pressing out.
11.
a. the action of a gene in the production of a protein or a phenotype.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
ex•pres′sion•al, adj.
ex•pres′sion•less, adj.
ex•pres′sion•less•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expression - the feelings expressed on a person's faceexpression - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
countenance, visage - the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
leer - a suggestive or sneering look or grin
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
2.expression - expression without wordsexpression - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
lamentation, mourning - the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
demo, demonstration - a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
act - a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
ebullition, effusion, outburst, blowup, gush - an unrestrained expression of emotion
3.expression - the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
articulation, voice - expressing in coherent verbal form; "the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings"
cold turkey - a blunt expression of views; "I told him cold turkey"
felicitation, congratulation - (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another; "I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage"
4.expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situationsexpression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
Beatitude - one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed); "her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"
logion - a saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
calque, calque formation, loan translation - an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language; "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"
advice and consent - a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
ambiguity - an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
dysphemism - an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"
shucks - an expression of disappointment or irritation
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
tongue twister - an expression that is difficult to articulate clearly; "`rubber baby buggy bumper' is a tongue twister"
anatomical, anatomical reference - an expression that relates to anatomy
southernism - a locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States
catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan - a favorite saying of a sect or political group
axiom, maxim - a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
epigram, quip - a witty saying
adage, byword, proverb, saw - a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase, idiom - an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
agrapha - sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
sumpsimus - a correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression; "he preferred his erroneous but pleasing mumpsimus to the correct sumpsimus"
5.expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
sentimentalism - the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
honorific - an expression of respect; "the Japanese use many honorifics"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
boilerplate - standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
idiom, parlance - a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Americanism - an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism - an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
choice of words, phraseology, wording, phrasing, verbiage, diction - the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
6.expression - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statementexpression - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
sentential function - formal expression containing variables; becomes a sentence when variables are replaced by constants
primitive - a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
mathematical statement - a statement of a mathematical relation
exponential expression - a mathematical expression consisting of a constant (especially e) raised to some power
7.expression - (genetics) the process of expressing a geneexpression - (genetics) the process of expressing a gene
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
8.expression - a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
adjunct - a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
grammatical constituent, constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
clause - (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
complement - a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
involution - a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
predicator - an expression that predicates
9.expression - the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing; "the expression of milk from her breast"
squeeze, squeezing - the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

expression

noun
2. indication, demonstration, exhibition, display, showing, show, sign, symbol, representation, token, manifestation, embodiment We attended as an expression of solidarity.
3. look, countenance, face, air, appearance, aspect, mien (literary) He sat there with a sad expression on his face.
4. intonation, style, delivery, phrasing, emphasis, execution, diction She puts a lot of expression into her playing.

expression

noun
1. The act or an instance of expressing in words:
2. Vivid, effective, or persuasive communication in speech or artistic performance:
3. The act or process of describing in lifelike imagery:
4. Something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling:
5. A sound or combination of sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning:
6. A word or group of words forming a unit and conveying meaning:
7. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
Translations
تَعْبيرتَعْبِيرتَعْبير عنتَعْبير عن الشُّعورتَعْبير لغوي
vyjádřenívýraz
udtrykvendingfølelsetilkendegivelse
avaldisavaldumineekspressioonilmesõnastus
ilmaisuilmausilmeilmentymälauseke
izraz
arckifejezéskifejezésszóhasználatszólás
orîtak, orîatiltækisvipur, yfirbragîtilfinning; tjáningtjáning
表現
표현
verbumvultus
výraz
izrazizražanje
uttryckansiktsuttryckmin
การแสดงออก
sự diễn tả

expression

[ɪksˈpreʃən] N (gen, facial) → expresión f; (= feeling) → expresión f; (= token) → señal f (Ling) → frase f, expresión f
she had a puzzled expression on her facehabía una expresión de perplejidad en su rostro
as an expression of gratitudeen señal de agradecimiento or gratitud
if you'll pardon the expressioncon perdón de la expresión

expression

[ɪkˈsprɛʃən] n
[face] → expression f
(= manifestation) → expression f
[goodwill, concern] → témoignage m
(= feeling) → expression f
Try to sing with more expression → Essayez de chanter en mettant plus d'expression.
(= phrase) → expression f
It's an English expression → C'est une expression anglaise. freedom of expression

expression

n
(= expressing: of opinions, friendship, affection, joy) → Äußerung f, → Ausdruck m; as an expression of our gratitudezum Ausdruck unserer Dankbarkeit; to give expression to somethingetw zum Ausdruck bringen; from Cairo came expressions of regret at the attackKairo brachte Bedauern über den Angriff zum Ausdruck; popular discontent which found expression in acts of violenceallgemeine Unzufriedenheit, die sich in Gewalttaten äußerte
(= feeling: in music, art etc) → Ausdruck m; you need to put more expression into itSie müssen das ausdrucksvoller spielen; to play something with expressionetw ausdrucksvoll spielen
(= phrase etc)Ausdruck m
(of face)(Gesichts)ausdruck m; you could tell by his expression that …man konnte an seinem Gesichtsausdruck erkennen, dass …; a face devoid of expressionein ausdrucksloses Gesicht
(Math) → Ausdruck m

expression

[ɪksˈprɛʃn] n (all senses) → espressione f
set expression → modo di dire

express

(ikˈspres) verb
1. to put into words. He expressed his ideas very clearly.
2. (with oneself etc) to put one's own thoughts into words. You haven't expressed yourself clearly.
3. to show (thoughts, feelings etc) by looks, actions etc. She nodded to express her agreement.
4. to send by fast (postal) delivery. Will you express this letter, please?
adjective
1. travelling, carrying goods etc, especially fast. an express train; express delivery.
2. clearly stated. You have disobeyed my express wishes.
adverb
by express train or fast delivery service. Send your letter express.
noun
1. an express train. the London to Cardiff express.
2. the service provided eg by the post office for carrying goods etc quickly. The parcel was sent by express.
exˈpressly adverb
in clear, definite words. I expressly forbade you to do that.
exˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. a look on one's face that shows one's feelings. He always has a bored expression on his face.
2. a word or phrase. `Dough' is a slang expression for `money`.
3. (a) showing of thoughts or feelings by words, actions etc. This poem is an expression of his grief.
4. the showing of feeling when eg reciting, reading aloud or playing a musical instrument. Put more expression into your playing!
exˈpressionless adjective
(of a face or voice) showing no feeling. a cold, expressionless tone.
exˈpressive (-siv) adjective
showing meaning or feeling clearly. She has an expressive look on her face.
exˈpressiveness noun
exˈpressively adverb
exˈpressway noun
a divided highway; a motorway.

expression

تَعْبِير vyjádření udtryk Äußerung έκφραση expresión ilmaus expression izraz espressione 表現 표현 uitdrukking ytring wyrażenie expressão выражение uttryck การแสดงออก anlatım sự diễn tả 表情

ex·pres·sion

n. expresión, aspecto o apariencia que se registra en la cara; medio de expresar algo.
References in classic literature ?
Elizabeth, or Beth, as everyone called her, was a rosy, smooth- haired, bright-eyed girl of thirteen, with a shy manner, a timid voice, and a ;peaceful expression which was seldom disturbed.
The slender expressive fingers, forever active, for- ever striving to conceal themselves in his pockets or behind his back, came forth and became the piston rods of his machinery of expression.
His eyes followed Peter about the room with a contemptuous, unfriendly expression.
Pontellier, unable to read his newspaper with any degree of comfort, arose with an expression and an exclamation of disgust.
Can you catch the expression of the Sperm Whale's there?
From a comparison and fair construction of these several modes of expression, is to be deduced the authority under which the convention acted.
As I came back to myself I glanced at Sola, who had witnessed this encounter and I was surprised to note a strange expression upon her usually expressionless countenance.
She turned toward the wall to smile--for there was in this smile such an expression of triumph that this smile alone would have betrayed her.
Sight and hearing were the only senses remaining, and they, like two solitary sparks, remained to animate the miserable body which seemed fit for nothing but the grave; it was only, however, by means of one of these senses that he could reveal the thoughts and feelings that still occupied his mind, and the look by which he gave expression to his inner life was like the distant gleam of a candle which a traveller sees by night across some desert place, and knows that a living being dwells beyond the silence and obscurity.
Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his eye, she might have seen how well the expression of heartfelt delight, diffused over his face, became him; but, though she could not look, she could listen, and he told her of feelings, which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable.
I suffered no fatigue to recover from," replied the lady, raising her eyes to his with an expression that told the youth he had better talk straight forward at once; "I walk too much to be fatigued with so short an excursion.
Dinah had taken off her little Quaker bonnet again, and was holding it in her hands that she might have a freer enjoyment of the cool evening twilight, and Seth could see the expression of her face quite clearly as he walked by her side, timidly revolving something he wanted to say to her.