What is expression?

  • (noun): The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing.
    Example: "The expression of milk from her breast"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "expression":

  • (noun): The style of expressing yourself.
    Example: "His manner of expression showed how much he cared"
    Synonyms: formulation
  • (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): A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
    Synonyms: formula
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word expression:

    The true poem is not that which the public read. There is always a poem not printed on paper,... in the poet’s life. It is what he has become through his work. Not how is the idea expressed in stone, or on canvas or paper, is the question, but how far it has obtained form and expression in the life of the artist. His true work will not stand in any prince’s gallery.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing.
    Luis Buñuel (1900–1983)