Translation of expression in Spanish:

expression

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspreʃən/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of feelings) expresión (f) to give expression to sth dar* expresión a algo, expresar algo to find expression in sth expresarse a través de algo freedom of expression libertad (f) de expresión as an expression of our thanks como muestra de nuestro agradecimiento 1.2 c (of face) expresión (f) his expression altered le cambió la expresión or la cara, le mudó el semblante [literario/literary]
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    • 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 c 2.1 [Ling] expresión (f) if you'll pardon the expression si me perdonan el lenguaje 2.2 [Math] expresión (f)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 u (feeling) expresión (f) you need to get more expression into your voice tienes que darle más expresión a la voz
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    • 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.

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