[ ik- spresh - uh n ]
/ ɪkˈsprɛʃ ən /
the act of expressing or setting forth in words: the free expression of political opinions.
a particular word, phrase, or form of words: old-fashioned expressions.
the manner or form in which a thing is expressed in words; wording; phrasing: delicacy of expression.
the power of expressing in words: joy beyond expression.
indication of feeling, spirit, character, etc., as on the face, in the voice, or in artistic execution: the lyric expression embodied in his poetry.
a look or intonation expressing personal reaction, feeling, etc.: a shocked expression.
the quality or power of expressing an attitude, emotion, etc.: a face that lacks expression; to read with expression.
the act of expressing or representing, as by symbols.
Mathematics . a symbol or a combination of symbols representing a value, relation, or the like.Linguistics . the stylistic characteristics of an utterance (opposed to meaning). Linguistics . the system of verbal utterances specific to a language (opposed to content1).
the act of expressing or pressing out.
Computers . a combination of variables, constants, and functions linked by operation symbols and any required punctuation that describe a rule for calculating a value.
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First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Latin
) “a pressing out.” Seeexpress
ex·pres·sion·al, adjective ex·pres·sion·less, adjective ex·pres·sion·less·ly, adverb pre·ex·pres·sion, noun
re·ex·pres·sion, noun su·per·ex·pres·sion, noun
,expressed skull fracture
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It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.
“Tu eres como chuleria en pote,” goes the Puerto Rican expression that gave rise to his moniker.
However the expression on his face offered some explanation.
Chris Stein of Blondie catches Ramone with an “aw, shucks” expression just after he drops a plate of food.
Future was determined to supply it using the very modes of expression it had turned its back on.
Still I cannot see that this at all explains the expression of a "cock-and-bull story."
His eyelids droop slightly, but his eyes are keen and his expression astute.
Infinite—this word is by no means the expression of a clear idea: it is merely the expression of an effort to attain one.
I bowed my head to conceal the expression which might have told his lordship that I intended to do nothing of the kind.
The form of expression was so crude that once more Barbara was startled.
the act or an instance of transforming ideas into words
a manifestation of an emotion, feeling, etc, without words tears are an expression of grief
communication of emotion through music, painting, etc
a look on the face that indicates mood or emotion a joyful expression
the choice of words, phrases, syntax, intonation, etc, in communicating
a particular phrase used conventionally to express something a dialect expression
the act or process of forcing or squeezing out a liquid
maths a variable, function, or some combination of constants, variables, or functions
genetics the effect of a particular gene on the phenotype
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The act of pressing or squeezing out.
The outward manifestation of a mood or disposition by mobility of the facial features; facies.
The phenotype manifested by a genotype under fixed environmental conditions.
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