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expressivity

[ek-spre-siv-i-tee] /ˌɛk sprɛˈsɪv ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being expressive.
2.
Genetics. the degree to which a particular gene produces its effect in an organism.
Compare penetrance.
Origin of expressivity
1930-1935
From the German word Expressivität, dating back to 1930-35. See expressive, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for expressivity

expressivity

/ˌɛksprɛˈsɪvɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(esp of a work of art) the quality of being expressive
2.
(genetics) the strength of the effect of a gene on the phenotype
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