What is expression?

  • (noun): The style of expressing yourself.
    Example: "His manner of expression showed how much he cared"
    Synonyms: formulation
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "expression":

  • (noun): (genetics) the process of expressing a gene.
  • (noun): A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations.
    Example: "Pardon the expression"
    Synonyms: saying, locution
  • (noun): A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
    Synonyms: formula
  • (noun): The communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions.
    Example: "Expressions of good will"; "he helped me find expression for my ideas"
  • (noun): The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing.
    Example: "The expression of milk from her breast"

Famous quotes containing the word expression:

    All expression of truth does at length take this deep ethical form.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our minds can go no further. The human imagination is capable of no further expression of beauty than the carved owl of Athene, the archaic, marble serpent, the arrogant selfish head of the Acropolis Apollo.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The psychological umbilical cord is more difficult to cut than the real one. We experience our children as extensions of ourselves, and we feel as though their behavior is an expression of something within us...instead of an expression of something in them. We see in our children our own reflection, and when we don’t like what we see, we feel angry at the reflection.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)