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expression

  

      n  
1    the act or an instance of transforming ideas into words  
2    a manifestation of an emotion, feeling, etc., without words  
tears are an expression of grief     
3    communication of emotion through music, painting, etc.  
4    a look on the face that indicates mood or emotion  
a joyful expression     
5    the choice of words, phrases, syntax, intonation, etc., in communicating  
6    a particular phrase used conventionally to express something  
a dialect expression     
7    the act or process of forcing or squeezing out a liquid  
8      (Maths)   a variable, function, or some combination of constants, variables, or functions  
9      (Genetics)   the effect of a particular gene on the phenotype  
  expressional      adj  
  expressionless      adj  
  expressionlessly      adv  


expression mark  
      n   one of a set of musical directions, usually in Italian, indicating how a piece or passage is to be performed  
self-expression  
      n   the expression of one's own personality, feelings, etc., as in painting, poetry, or other creative activity  
  self-expressive      adj  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
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expression

  
1    announcement, assertion, asseveration, communication, declaration, enunciation, mention, pronouncement, speaking, statement, utterance, verbalization, voicing  
2    demonstration, embodiment, exhibition, indication, manifestation, representation, show, sign, symbol, token  
3    air, appearance, aspect, countenance, face, look, mien     (literary)  
4    choice of words, delivery, diction, emphasis, execution, intonation, language, phraseology, phrasing, speech, style, wording  
5    idiom, locution, phrase, remark, set phrase, term, turn of phrase, word  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Definition
exp.
metaphoric expression for getting married
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
n.
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
n.
cyber protest is expression of complaint through the medium of electronic communication on the electronic and digital Medias.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
exp.
expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
id.
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has

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