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

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky