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Meaning & Definition of Expression in English

English

Expression

/ɪksprɛʃən/

noun

1. The feelings expressed on a person's face

  • "A sad expression"
  • "A look of triumph"
  • "An angry face"
    synonym:
  • expression
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • aspect
  • ,
  • facial expression
  • ,
  • face

2. Expression without words

  • "Tears are an expression of grief"
  • "The pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
    synonym:
  • expression
  • ,
  • manifestation
  • ,
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • expression
  • ,
  • verbal expression
  • ,
  • verbalism

4. A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

  • "Pardon the expression"
    synonym:
  • saying
  • ,
  • expression
  • ,
  • locution

5. The style of expressing yourself

  • "He suggested a better formulation"
  • "His manner of expression showed how much he cared"
    synonym:
  • formulation
  • ,
  • expression

6. A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

    synonym:
  • formula
  • ,
  • expression

7. (genetics) the process of expressing a gene

    synonym:
  • expression

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • construction
  • ,
  • grammatical construction
  • ,
  • expression

9. The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing

  • "The expression of milk from her breast"
    synonym:
  • expression

Examples of using

In every period of transition this riff-raff, which exists in every society, rises to the surface, and is not only without any aim but has not even a symptom of an idea, and merely does its utmost to give expression to uneasiness and impatience.
Does French have a similar expression?
Her facial expression was more sour than a lemon.