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  Definition of expression
  1. the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing; "the expression of milk from her breast"
  2. the expression on a person''s face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
  3. 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"
  4. a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
  5. expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart''s condition"
  6. the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
  7. the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find expression for my ideas"
  8. a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
  9. (genetics) the process of expressing a gene
Similar Words: look, aspect, facial expression, face, construction, grammatical construction, formula, manifestation, reflection, reflexion, formulation, saying, locution

 

Hyponyms: leer, sparkle, spark, light, adjunct, clause, complement, involution, phrase, predicator, sentential function, primitive, exponential expression, lamentation, mourning, laughter, act, effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition, sentimentalism, honorific, archaism, archaicism, boilerplate, colloquialism, parlance, idiom, Americanism, Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism, wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiage, articulation, voice, cold turkey, congratulation, felicitation, Beatitude, logion, calque, loan translation, advice and consent, ambiguity, euphemism, dysphemism, shucks, tongue twister, anatomical reference, anatomical, southernism, motto, slogan, catchword, shibboleth, maxim, axiom, epigram, quip, proverb, adage, saw, byword, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, agrapha, sumpsimus

 

Derivational Morphology: press out, express, extract, look, appear, seem, formularize, formularise, attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence, give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to, say

 

Language Translations:
Croatian: izraz   Danish: udtryk  
Dutch: uitdrukking   Finnish: ilmaisu and ilme  
French: expression   German: Ausdruck and Redensart  
Greek: έκφραση   Hungarian: kifejezés  
Italian: espressione   Japanese: 表現 and 表情  
Latin: verbum and vultus   Polish: mina and wyrażenie  
Portuguese: expressão   Russian: выражение  
Slovene: izraz   Swedish: uttryck  
 
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