Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun expression

9 senses of expression

Sense 1
expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face -- (the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face")
       => countenance, visage -- (the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage")

Sense 2
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion -- (expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition")
       => demonstration, demo -- (a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response")

Sense 3
expression, verbal expression, verbalism -- (the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 4
saying, expression, locution -- (a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression")
       => speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication -- ((language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets")

Sense 5
formulation, expression -- (the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared")
       => expressive style, style -- (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper")

Sense 6
formula, expression -- (a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement)
       => mathematical statement -- (a statement of a mathematical relation)

Sense 7
expression -- ((genetics) the process of expressing a gene)
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 8
construction, grammatical construction, expression -- (a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner")
       => constituent, grammatical constituent -- ((grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction)

Sense 9
expression -- (the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing; "the expression of milk from her breast")
       => squeeze, squeezing -- (the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze")

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