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expression meaning

EN[ɪkˈspɹɛʃ.ən] [-ɛʃən]
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WExpression
  • Expression may refer to:
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    Definition of expression in English Dictionary

  • NounPLexpressionsSUF-ion
    1. A particular way of phrasing an idea.
      1. A colloquialism or idiom.
        1. The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally. ‎
      2. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
        1. Eustace gaped at him in amazement. When his urbanity dropped away from him, as now, he had an innocence of expression which was almost infantile. It was as if the world had never touched him at all.
      3. (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
        1. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
          1. (programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
            1. Of a mother, the process of expressing milk.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • BD3 expression has been previously linked to IL-17-immunity to OPC, and this AMP also has intrinsic, direct candidacidal activity.
                • It has been reported that the hypo- triglyceridemic action of PPARα agonists results (at least in part) from induction of the expression and activity of LPL [24 ,28 ].
                • Thus, endothelial expression of AQP1 characterizes the atheroprotected, non-inflamed vessel wall.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Expression of QTL12 has been reported to confer partial resistance via delayed movement of RYMV into mestome (bundle sheath cells; [214]).
                • Expression of MAP1B during glomerulogenesis in newborn rat kidney.
                • Expression of the viral proteins VP1 and agnoprotein was measured in whole cell protein extracts by Western blot.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • The glycosylation inhibitor tunicamycin, which increases the level of unfolded proteins, also induced P hsp-4 ::GFP expression.
                • Interestingly, this could not be observed for intragraft IFN-γ expression.
                • A reproducible decrease in the plasma concentration of unacylated ghrelin was observed, which was consistent with a decrease in the stomach preproghrelin mRNA and stomach ghrelin expression.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              5. en expressionism
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              Meaning of expression for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "expression" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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