American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation: an expression of rural values.
- n. Something that expresses or communicates: Let this plaque serve as an expression of our esteem.
- n. Mathematics A symbol or combination of symbols that represents a quantity or a relationship between quantities.
- n. The manner in which one expresses oneself, especially in speaking, depicting, or performing.
- n. A particular word or phrase: "an old Yankee expression . . . 'Stand up and be counted'” ( Charles Kuralt).
- n. The outward manifestation of a mood or a disposition: My tears are an expression of my grief.
- n. A facial aspect or a look that conveys a special feeling: an expression of scorn.
- n. The act of pressing or squeezing out.
- n. Genetics The act or process of expressing a gene.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of expressing or forcing out by pressure, as juices and oils from plants.
- n. The act of expressing, or embodying or representing in speech, writing, or action; utterance; declaration; representation; manifestation: as, an expression of the public will.
- n. Mode of expressing; manner of giving forth or manifesting thoughts, feelings, sentiments, ideas, etc.
- n. Used absolutely, expressive utterance; significant manifestation; lucid exposition of thoughts or ideas: as, he lacks expression, or the faculty of expression.
- n. The outward indication of some interior state, property, or function; especially, appearance as indicative of character, feeling, or emotion; significant look or attitude: as, a mild or a fierce expression (of the eye or of the whole person); a peculiar expression.
- n. That which is expressed or uttered; an utterance; a saying; a phrase or mode of speech: as, an uncommon expression.
- n. In rhetoric, the peculiar manner of utterance as affected by the subject and sentiment; elocution; diction.
- n. In art and music, the method of bringing out or exhibiting the character and meaning of a work in all or any of its details; clear representation of ideas, emotions, etc., in a work of art or a musical performance; effective execution.
- n. In algebra, any algebraical symbol, or, especially, a combination of symbols, as (x + y) z. An expression may denote either a quantity or an operation; but an equation or inequality, since it constitutes a proposition, is not considered as an expression, but as the statement of a relation between expressions. Synonyms See
- n. In obstetrics: Credé's method, compression of the flaccid uterus by the hand externally applied in order to express the placenta after the birth of the child.
- n. Kristeller's method, pressure and friction of the uterus made by the hand on the abdominal wall, in order to hasten the birth of the child.
- n. A particular way of phrasing an idea.
- n. A colloquialism or idiom.
- n. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
- n. mathematics An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
- n. biology The process of translating a gene into a protein.
- n. programming A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
- n. Of a mother, the process of expressing milk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; ; also, of extorting or eliciting.
- n. The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance.
- n. Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life and suggestive force to ideas and sentiments
- n. That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.
- n. A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase
- n. (Math.) The representation of any quantity or relation by appropriate characters or symbols, usually in a specific order.
- n. (Genetics) the production of products by a gene that cause the appearance of the corresponding protein or phenotype; -- of a gene or of an organism with a specific gene; .
- n. (Computers) a combination of characters linked by operators, occurring as part of the code of a computer program, which must be evaluated according to the rules of the computer language in order to produce a resulting value.
- n. the style of expressing yourself
- n. a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
- n. the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
- n. a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
- n. (genetics) the process of expressing a gene
- n. expression without words
- n. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
- n. the feelings expressed on a person's face
- n. the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing
- From Middle English, from Latin expressiō ("a pressing out"). (Wiktionary)
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“Most often this expression is a response to the culture and events of particular time period.”
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