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noun ex·pres·sion \ik-ˈspresh-ən\

Definition of EXPRESSION

a :  something that manifests, represents, reflects, embodies, or symbolizes something else <the first clinical expression of a disease> b (1) :  the detectable effect of a gene; also :  the sum of the processes (as transcription and translation) by which a gene is manifested in the phenotype <gene expression can be controlled by regulatory proteins that bind to specific sites on DNA—Mark Ptashne> (2) :  expressivity
:  facial aspect or vocal intonation as indicative of feeling
:  an act or product of pressing out
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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