[ ik-spresh-uhn ]
/ ɪkˈsprɛʃ ən /



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Origin of expression

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin expressiōn- (stem of expressiō) a pressing out. See express, -ion

SYNONYMS FOR expression

2 term, idiom. See phrase.
3 language, diction, phraseology.
5 manifestation, sign.
6 aspect, air.

OTHER WORDS FROM expression Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for expression

British Dictionary definitions for expression

/ (ɪkˈsprɛʃən) /


Derived forms of expression

expressional, adjectiveexpressionless, adjectiveexpressionlessly, adverb
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Medical definitions for expression

[ ĭk-sprĕshən ]


The act of pressing or squeezing out.
The outward manifestation of a mood or disposition by mobility of the facial features; facies.
The phenotype manifested by a genotype under fixed environmental conditions.
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