What is the meaning of expression?


  • The feelings expressed on a person's face.
    • usage: "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
  • Expression without words.
    • usage: "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
  • The communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions.
    • usage: "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"
  • A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations.
    • usage: "pardon the expression"
  • The style of expressing yourself.
    • usage: "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
  • A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
  • Genetics) the process of expressing a gene. (
  • A group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit.
    • usage: "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
  • The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing.
    • usage: "the expression of milk from her breast"
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