Definition of Expression

1. Noun. The feelings expressed on a person's face. "An angry face"

Exact synonyms: Aspect, Face, Facial Expression, Look
Generic synonyms: Countenance, Visage
Specialized synonyms: Leer, Light, Spark, Sparkle, Twinkle
Derivative terms: Look, Look, Look

2. Noun. Expression without words. "The pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
Exact synonyms: Manifestation, Reflection, Reflexion
Specialized synonyms: Lamentation, Mourning, Act, Blowup, Ebullition, Effusion, Gush, Outburst
Generic synonyms: Demo, Demonstration
Derivative terms: Manifest

3. Noun. The communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions. "The idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"
Exact synonyms: Verbal Expression, Verbalism
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Specialized synonyms: Articulation, Voice, Cold Turkey, Congratulation, Felicitation
Derivative terms: Express

4. Noun. A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations. "Pardon the expression"

5. Noun. The style of expressing yourself. "His manner of expression showed how much he cared"

6. Noun. A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
Exact synonyms: Formula
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Specialized synonyms: Sentential Function, Primitive, Exponential Expression
Generic synonyms: Mathematical Statement
Derivative terms: Formularize

7. Noun. (genetics) the process of expressing a gene.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Express

8. Noun. 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"

9. Noun. The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing. "The expression of milk from her breast"
Generic synonyms: Squeeze, Squeezing
Derivative terms: Express

Definition of Expression

1. n. The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.

Definition of Expression

1. Noun. A particular way of phrasing an idea. ¹

2. Noun. A colloquialism or idiom. ¹

3. Noun. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols. ¹

5. Noun. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein. ¹

6. Noun. (context: programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value. ¹

7. Noun. Of a mother, the process of expressing milk. ¹

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Definition of Expression

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Medical Definition of Expression

1. The process by which a gene's coded information is converted into the structures present and operating in the cell. Expressed genes include those that are transcribed into mRNA and then translated into protein and those that are transcribed into RNA but not translated into protein (for example, transfer and ribosomal RNAs). (06 Aug 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Expression

expressed almond oil
expressed emotion
expressed gene
expressed mustard oil
expressed skull fracture
expression (current term)
expression-linked copy
expression cloning
expression library
expression of interest
expression site
expression system
expression vector

Literary usage of Expression

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The two poles of the expression of value: Relative form and Equivalent form. The whole mystery of the form of value lies hidden in this elementary form. ..."

2. The Innocents Abroad: Or the New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain (2001)
"expression! People coolly pretend to read it who would think themselves ... I have heard FACIAL expression. two very intelligent critics speak of Murillo's ..."

3. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"The afternoon session opened with a paper by Miss Mary S. Thompson on THE DELSARTE PHILOSOPHY AND SYSTEM OF expression. IN speaking to you this afternoon I ..."

4. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Samuel Thurber (1896)
"Recall the very similar proverbial expression used earlier in the play by Macbeth. ACT V. Scene 1. 86. My mind she has mated. Remember that mate is two ..."

5. Supervised Study: A Discussion of the Study Lesson in High School by Alfred Lawrence Hall-Quest (1920)
"Fluency and Forcefulness of expression depend upon having Something to Say. ... However well he may be able to write in English courses, his expression or ..."

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