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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle French expression, from Late Latin expressiō, expressiōnem(a pressing out).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspɹɛʃ.ən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃən
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pres‧sion

NounEdit

expression (plural expressions)

  1. A particular way of phrasing an idea.
  2. A colloquialism or idiom.
    The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.
  3. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 9, in The China Governess[1]:
      Eustace gaped at him in amazement. When his urbanity dropped away from him, as now, he had an innocence of expression which was almost infantile. It was as if the world had never touched him at all.
    They stared at the newcomer with a puzzled expression.
    The best poker players can tell if the opponents have a good hand by looking at their expression.
    Her expression changed from joy to misery after realising her winning lottery ticket had expired.
  4. (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
  5. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
  6. (programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
  7. Of a mother, the process of expressing milk.
  8. A specific blend of whisky.

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StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923: bright · scarcely · Paris · #733: expression · Duke · battle · bound

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French expression, a borrowing from Latin expressiō, expressiōnem(a pressing out).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

expression f (plural expressions)

  1. expression

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin expressiō, expressiōnem(a pressing out).

NounEdit

expression (plural expressiones)

  1. expression

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin expressiō, expressiōnem(a pressing out).

NounEdit

expression f (plural expressions)

  1. (Jersey) expression