expressivity

[ ek-spre-siv-i-tee ]
/ ˌɛk sprɛˈsɪv ɪ ti /

noun

the quality or state of being expressive.
Genetics. the degree to which a particular gene produces its effect in an organism.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Compare penetrance.

Origin of expressivity

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

(esp of a work of art) the quality of being expressive
genetics the strength of the effect of a gene on the phenotype
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