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expression

noun

1 expression

The feelings expressed on a person's face:
— A sad expression.

synonyms: aspect, face, facial expression, look.

Roget 516: meaning; signification, significance; sense, expression; import, purport; force; drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring; scope.    ... show more

Roget 566: phrase, expression, set phrase; sentence, paragraph; figure of speech etc. 521; idiom, idiotism; turn of expression; style.    paraphrase etc. ... show more

Roget 416: musician, artiste, performer, player, minstrel; bard etc. (poet) 597; [specific types of musicians] accompanist, accordionist, instrumentalist, organist, ... show more

Roget 301: extraction; extracting etc. v.; removal, elimination, extrication, eradication, evolution.    evulsion, avulsion; wrench; expression, ... show more

Roget 564: nomenclature; naming etc. v.; nuncupation, nomination, baptism; orismology; onomatopoeia; antonomasia.    name; appelation, appelative; designation, ... show more

Roget 448: appearance, phenomenon, sight, spectacle, show, premonstration, scene, species, view, coup d'oeil [Fr.]; lookout, outlook, prospect, vista, ... show more

Dutch: expressie, uitdrukking



2 expression

Expression without words:
— Tears are an expression of grief.

synonyms: manifestation, reflection, reflexion.

Roget 525: manifestation; plainness etc. adj.; plain speaking; expression; showing etc. v.; exposition, demonstration; exhibition, production; display, ... show more

Dutch: manifestatie
Polish: wyrażenie, okazanie, uzewnętrznienie, objawienie

3 expression

The communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions:
— Expressions of good will.
— He helped me find verbal expression for my ideas.

synonyms: verbal expression, verbalism.

Dutch: uiting, vuiligheid
Polish: ekspresja

4 expression

A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations:
— Pardon the expression.

synonyms: locution, saying.

Dutch: uitdrukking, dictum, expressie, gezegde, leenspreuk, proverbium, spreekwijze, spreekwoord, zegswijze
Polish: lokucja

5 expression

The style of expressing yourself:
— His manner of expression showed how much he cared.

synonym: formulation.

Polish: sformułowanie

6 expression

A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.

synonym: formula.

Dutch: formule
Polish: wzór matematyczny

7 expression

genetics The process of expressing a gene.

Dutch: uitdrukking

8 expression

A group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit.

synonyms: construction, grammatical construction.

9 expression

The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing.


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