Associations to the word «Expression»


EXPRESSION, noun. A particular way of phrasing an idea.
EXPRESSION, noun. A colloquialism or idiom.
EXPRESSION, noun. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
EXPRESSION, noun. (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
EXPRESSION, noun. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
EXPRESSION, noun. (programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
EXPRESSION, noun. Of a mother, the process of expressing milk.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST, noun. (business) A call to potential providers of goods and/or services to register interest in supplying them. Commonly a document describing requirements or specifications and seeking information from potential providers that demonstrate their ability to meet those requirements.

Dictionary definition

EXPRESSION, noun. The feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face".
EXPRESSION, noun. Expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition".
EXPRESSION, noun. 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".
EXPRESSION, noun. A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression".
EXPRESSION, noun. The style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared".
EXPRESSION, noun. A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
EXPRESSION, noun. (genetics) the process of expressing a gene.
EXPRESSION, 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".
EXPRESSION, noun. The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing; "the expression of milk from her breast".

Wise words

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.