HyperDic: expression

English > 9 senses of the word expression:
NOUNattributeexpression, look, aspect, facial expression, facethe feelings expressed on a person's face
communicationexpression, manifestation, reflection, reflexionexpression without words
communicationexpression, verbal expression, verbalismthe communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
communicationexpression, saying, locutiona word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
communicationexpression, formulationthe style of expressing yourself
communicationexpression, formulaa group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
processexpression(genetics) the process of expressing a gene
communicationexpression, construction, grammatical constructiona group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
actexpressionthe act of forcing something out by squeezing / squeezing or pressing
expression > pronunciation
Soundsihkspreh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe feelings expressed on a person's face.
Example"a sad expression"
Synonymslook, aspect, facial expression, face
NarrowerleerA suggestive or sneering look or grin
sparkle, twinkle, spark, lightmerriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
Broadercountenance, visageThe appearance conveyed by a person's face
Spanishapariencia, aspecto, estampa, expresión
Catalanaspecte, estampa, expressió, posat
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningexpression without words.
Example"tears are an expression of grief"
Synonymsmanifestation, reflection, reflexion
NarroweractA manifestation of insincerity
effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullitionAn unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion
lamentation, mourningThe passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
Broaderdemonstration, demoA visual presentation showing how something works
Spanishexpresión, manifestación, reflejo
Catalanexpressió, manifestació
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions.
Examples
  • "expressions of good will"
  • "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"
Synonymsverbal expression, verbalism
Narrowerarticulation, voiceExpressing in coherent verbal / verbal form
cold turkeyA blunt expression of views
congratulation, felicitation(usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
Broadercommunication, communicatingThe activity of communicating
Spanishexpresión
Catalanexpressió
Verbsexpressarticulate
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations.
Example"pardon the expression"
Synonymssaying, locution
NarrowerBeatitudeOne of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount
advice and consentA legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's / President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
agraphasayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
ambiguityAn expression whose meaning / meaning cannot be determined from its context
anatomical reference, anatomicalAn expression that relates to anatomy
calque, calque formation, loan translationAn expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
dysphemismAn offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
epigram, quipA witty saying
euphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phraseAn expression whose meanings cannot be inferred / inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
logionA saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
maxim, axiomA saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
motto, slogan, catchword, shibbolethA favorite saying of a sect or political group
proverb, adage, saw, bywordA condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
shucksAn expression of disappointment or irritation
southernismA locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States
sumpsimusA correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression
tongue twisterAn expression that is difficult to articulate clearly
Broaderspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
Spanishdicho, expresión, locución, refrán
Catalandita, expressió, locució, proverbi, refrany
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe style of expressing yourself.
Example "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
Synonymformulation
NarrowerAmericanismAn expression / expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
Anglicism, Briticism, BritishismAn expression / expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
archaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
boilerplatestandard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
colloquialismA colloquial expression
honorificAn expression of respect
parlance, idiomA manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
sentimentalismThe excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiageThe manner in which something is expressed in words
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Spanishexpresión
Catalanexpressió
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
Synonymformula
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narrowerexponential expressionA mathematical expression consisting of a constant (especially e) raised to some power
primitiveA mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
sentential functionformal expression containing variables
Broadermathematical statementA statement of a mathematical relation
Spanishexpresión, fórmula
Catalanexpressió, fórmula
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 7, process
Meaning(genetics) the process of expressing a gene.
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishexpresión
Catalanexpressió
Verbsexpressmanifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit.
Synonymsconstruction, grammatical construction
NarroweradjunctA construction that can be used to extend the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
clause(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
complementA word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
involutionA long / long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
phraseAn expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
predicatorAn expression that predicates
Broaderconstituent, grammatical constituent(grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger / larger grammatical construction
OppositemisconstructionAn ungrammatical constituent
Spanishconstrucción
Catalanconstrucció
English > expression: 9 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of forcing something out by squeezing / squeezing or pressing.
Example"the expression of milk from her breast"
Broadersqueeze, squeezingThe act of gripping and pressing firmly
Verbsexpressobtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

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