Expression may refer to:

Symbolic expression

  • Expression (language), a thought communicated by language
  • Expression (mathematics), a finite combination of symbols that are well-formed according to applicable rules
  • Expression (programming), an instruction to execute something that will return a value
  • Regular expression, a means of matching strings of text in computing
  • Expression marks, (music) notating the musical dynamics

Bodily expression

  • The expression of milk
  • Emotional expression, verbal and non-verbal behaviour that communicates emotion
  • Facial expression, a movement of the face that conveys emotional state
  • Gene expression, the process by which information from a gene is used in biochemistry
  • Expression (sign language), the expressions and postures of the face and body that contribute to the formation of words when signing

Product names

  • Expression (album), an album by John Coltrane
  • Expressions (album), an album by Chick Corea
  • Expressions, an album by Jon Secada
  • Expression crew, a breakdance crew.
  • Expressions, the annual magazine of Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
  • Microsoft Expression Studio, a digital media and graphic design suite
  • Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, a college in Emeryville, California for the entertainment industry

Famous quotes containing the word expression:

    Fashion is the most intense expression of the phenomenon of neomania, which has grown ever since the birth of capitalism. Neomania assumes that purchasing the new is the same as acquiring value.... If the purchase of a new garment coincides with the wearing out of an old one, then obviously there is no fashion. If a garment is worn beyond the moment of its natural replacement, there is pauperization. Fashion flourishes on surplus, when someone buys more than he or she needs.
    Stephen Bayley (b. 1951)

    A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Removed from its more restrictive sense, masturbation has become an expression for everything that has proved, for lack of human contact, to be void of meaning. We have communication problems, suffer from egocentrism and narcissism, are frustrated by information glut and loss of environment; we stagnate despite the rising GNP.
    Günther Grass (b. 1927)