Meaning of EXPRESSION in English

EXPRESSION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈspre-shən ]

noun

Date: 15th century

1.

a. : an act, process, or instance of representing in a medium (as words) : utterance

freedom of expression

b.

(1) : something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes something else

this gift is an expression of my admiration for you

(2) : a significant word or phrase

(3) : a mathematical or logical symbol or a meaningful combination of symbols

(4) : the detectable effect of a gene ; also : expressivity 1

2.

a. : a mode, means, or use of significant representation or symbolism ; especially : felicitous or vivid indication or depiction of mood or sentiment

read the poem with expression

b.

(1) : the quality or fact of being expressive

(2) : facial aspect or vocal intonation as indicative of feeling

3. : an act or product of pressing out

• ex·pres·sion·al -ˈspresh-nəl, -ˈspre-shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.