expression: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ik-spresh'un), [key]
- the act of expressing or setting forth in words: the free expression of political opinions.
- a particular word, phrase, or form of words: old-fashioned expressions.
- the manner or form in which a thing is expressed in words; wording; phrasing: delicacy of expression.
- the power of expressing in words: joy beyond expression.
- indication of feeling, spirit, character, etc., as on the face, in the voice, or in artistic execution: the lyric expression embodied in his poetry.
- a look or intonation expressing personal reaction, feeling, etc.: a shocked expression.
- the quality or power of expressing an attitude, emotion, etc.: a face that lacks expression; to read with expression.
- the act of expressing or representing, as by symbols.
- a symbol or a combination of symbols representing a value, relation, or the like.
- the stylistic characteristics of an utterance (opposed to meaning).
- the system of verbal utterances specific to a language (opposed to content).
- the act of expressing or pressing out.
- a combination of variables, constants, and functions linked by operation symbols and any required punctuation that describe a rule for calculating a value.
- the action of a gene in the production of a protein or a phenotype.
- expressivity (def. 2).
- expression (Thesaurus)