What is expression?

  • (noun): Expression without words.
    Example: "Tears are an expression of grief"
    Synonyms: manifestation, reflection, reflexion
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "expression":

  • (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"
  • (noun): A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations.
    Example: "Pardon the expression"
    Synonyms: saying, locution
  • (noun): The style of expressing yourself.
    Example: "His manner of expression showed how much he cared"
    Synonyms: formulation
  • (noun): (genetics) the process of expressing a gene.
  • (noun): A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
    Synonyms: formula

Famous quotes containing the word expression:

    This is the great truth life has to teach us ... that gratification of our individual desires and expression of our personal preferences without consideration for their effect upon others brings in the end nothing but ruin and devastation.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)

    The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    But the wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting; that the State must follow, and not lead the character and progress of the citizen; the strongest usurper is quickly got rid of; and they only who build on Ideas, build for eternity; and that the form of government which prevails, is the expression of what cultivation exists in the population which permits it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)