English noun: expression
|1.||expression (attribute) the feelings expressed on a person's face|
|Samples||A sad expression.|
A look of triumph.
An angry face.
|Synonyms||aspect, face, facial expression, look|
|Broader (hypernym)||countenance, visage|
|Narrower (hyponym)||leer, light, spark, sparkle, twinkle|
|2.||expression (communication) expression without words|
|Samples||Tears are an expression of grief.|
The pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition.
|Synonyms||manifestation, reflection, reflexion|
|Broader (hypernym)||demo, demonstration|
|Narrower (hyponym)||act, blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, lamentation, mourning, outburst|
|3.||expression (communication) the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions|
|Samples||Expressions of good will.|
He helped me find verbal expression for my ideas.
The idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours.
|Synonyms||verbal expression, verbalism|
|Broader (hypernym)||communicating, communication|
|Narrower (hyponym)||articulation, cold turkey, congratulation, felicitation, voice|
|4.||expression (communication) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations|
|Samples||Pardon the expression.|
|Broader (hypernym)||language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adage, advice and consent, agrapha, ambiguity, anatomical, anatomical reference, axiom, Beatitude, byword, calque, calque formation, catchword, dysphemism, epigram, euphemism, idiom, idiomatic expression, loan translation, logion, maxim, motto, phrasal idiom, phrase, proverb, quip, saw, set phrase, shibboleth, shucks, slogan, southernism, sumpsimus, tongue twister|
|5.||expression (communication) the style of expressing yourself|
|Samples||He suggested a better formulation.|
His manner of expression showed how much he cared.
|Broader (hypernym)||expressive style, style|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Americanism, Anglicism, archaicism, archaism, boilerplate, Briticism, Britishism, choice of words, colloquialism, diction, honorific, idiom, parlance, phraseology, phrasing, sentimentalism, verbiage, wording|
|6.||expression (communication) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement|
|Broader (hypernym)||mathematical statement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||exponential expression, primitive, sentential function|
|Domain category||math, mathematics, maths|
|7.||expression (process) (genetics) the process of expressing a gene|
|Broader (hypernym)||biological process, organic process|
|Domain category||genetic science, genetics|
|8.||expression (communication) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit|
|Samples||I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner.|
|Synonyms||construction, grammatical construction|
|Broader (hypernym)||constituent, grammatical constituent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjunct, clause, complement, involution, phrase, predicator|
|9.||expression (act) the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing|
|Samples||The expression of milk from her breast.|
|Broader (hypernym)||squeeze, squeezing|