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Definition of Expression


  1. The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.
  2. The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.
  3. 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; as, he reads with expression; her performance on the piano has expression.
  4. That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.
  5. A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression; an odd expression.
  6. The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs.
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Expression Translations

expression in Afrikaans is gesig, uitdrukking
expression in Danish is udtryk
expression in Dutch is bewoording, betuiging, gezegde
expression in Finnish is ilme
expression in French is listing, mine, expression, terme
expression in Italian is espressione
expression in Norwegian is uttrykk
expression in Spanish is expresion
expression in Swedish is term, min, uttryck, fras