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expression
American English: /ɪkˈsprɛʃən/
British English: /ɪkˈsprɛʃ(ə)n/
, /ɛkˈsprɛʃ(ə)n/

Translation of expression in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (of feelings) to give expression to something
    dar expresión a algo
    expresar algo
    to find expression in something
    expresarse a través de algo
    freedom of expression as an expression of our thanks
    como muestra de nuestro agradecimiento
    Example sentences
    • It found expression in ruthless exclusivism and hegemony.
    • It's as if everything inside me has found expression all at once.
    • The bipartisan contempt for the needs of the working class also found expression in the reaction to the mayor's latest housing proposals.
    1.2 countable (of face) his expression altered
    le cambió la expresión or la cara
    le mudó el semblante [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Walter sat and watched Richard's pensive face as he read, which eventually led to an expression of horror and fury.
    • Jade nodded with a contemplative expression and led him down to the lower floors.
    • Miguel saw her happy facial expression falter and knew something was up.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (Linguistics) if you'll pardon the expression
    si me perdonan el lenguaje
    Example sentences
    • The first two are internal, one with simple word stems and the other with complex or idiomatic expressions.
    • The emphasis is on learning simple words and expressions while building vocabulary rather than grammar.
    • We all start out using the simplest expressions and watch our phrases become increasingly more precise.
    2.2 (Mathematics)
    Example sentences
    • The first book studies generating functions and also approximations to various expressions occurring in probability theory.
    • Napier also found exponential expressions for trigonometric functions, and introduced the decimal notation for fractions.
    • The function is also most often described using a formula, in the form of an algebraic expression.
  • 3 uncountable (feeling) you need to get more expression into your voice
    tienes que darle más expresión a la voz

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