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Discourse vs. Expression

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Discoursenoun

Verbal exchange, conversation.

Expressionnoun

The action of expressing thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc.

Discoursenoun

(uncountable) Expression in words, either speech or writing.

Expressionnoun

A particular way of phrasing an idea.

Discoursenoun

(countable) A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written.

‘The preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.’;

Expressionnoun

A colloquialism or idiom.

‘The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.’;

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Discoursenoun

(countable) Any rational expression, reason.

Expressionnoun

A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.

‘They stared at the newcomer with a puzzled expression.’; ‘The best poker players can tell if the opponents have a good hand by looking at their expression.’; ‘Her expression changed from joy to misery after realising her winning lottery ticket had expired.’;

Discoursenoun

An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after Michel Foucault).

Expressionnoun

(mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.

Discoursenoun

(obsolete) Dealing; transaction.

Expressionnoun

(biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.

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Discourseverb

(intransitive) To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.

Expressionnoun

(programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.

Discourseverb

(intransitive) To write or speak formally and at length.

Expressionnoun

A specific blend of whisky.

Discourseverb

To debate.

Expressionnoun

(biology) The act of pressing or squeezing out.

‘expression from a gland’; ‘the expression of milk from the mammaries’;

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Discourseverb

To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.

Expressionnoun

(music) The tone of voice or sound in music.

Discourseverb

To produce or emit (musical sounds).

Expressionnoun

The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.

Discoursenoun

The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.

‘Difficult, strange, and harsh to the discourses of natural reason.’; ‘Sure he that made us with such large discourse,Looking before and after, gave us notThat capability and godlike reasonTo fust in us unused.’;

Expressionnoun

The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.

‘With this tone of philosophy were mingled expressions of sympathy.’;

Discoursenoun

Conversation; talk.

‘In their discourses after supper.’; ‘Filling the head with variety of thoughts, and the mouth with copious discourse.’;

Expressionnoun

Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life and suggestive force to ideas and sentiments; as, he reads with expression; her performance on the piano has expression.

‘The imitators of Shakespeare, fixing their attention on his wonderful power of expression, have directed their imitation to this.’;

Discoursenoun

The art and manner of speaking and conversing.

‘Of excellent breeding, admirable discourse.’;

Expressionnoun

That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.

‘It still wore the majesty of expression so conspicuous in his portraits by the inimitable pencil of Titian.’;

Discoursenoun

Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.

Expressionnoun

A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression; an odd expression.

Discoursenoun

Dealing; transaction.

‘Good Captain Bessus, tell us the discourseBetwixt Tigranes and our king, and howWe got the victory.’;

Expressionnoun

The representation of any quantity or relation by appropriate characters or symbols, usually in a specific order.

Discourseverb

To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.

Expressionnoun

the production of products by a gene that cause the appearance of the corresponding protein or phenotype; - of a gene or of an organism with a specific gene; as, the expression the beta-galactosidase positive phenotype,

Discourseverb

To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse.

‘Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear.’;

Expressionnoun

a combination of characters linked by operators, occurring as part of the code of a computer program, which must be evaluated according to the rules of the computer language in order to produce a resulting value.

Discourseverb

To relate something; to tell.

Expressionnoun

the expression on a person's face;

‘a sad expression’; ‘a look of triumph’; ‘an angry face’;

Discourseverb

To treat of something in writing and formally.

Expressionnoun

expression without words;

‘tears are an expression of grief’; ‘the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition’;

Discourseverb

To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.

‘The life of William Tyndale . . . is sufficiently and at large discoursed in the book.’;

Expressionnoun

the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions;

‘expressions of good will’; ‘he helped me find expression for my ideas’;

Discourseverb

To utter or give forth; to speak.

‘It will discourse most eloquent music.’;

Expressionnoun

a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations;

‘pardon the expression’;

Discourseverb

To talk to; to confer with.

‘I have spoken to my brother, who is the patron, to discourse the minister about it.’;

Expressionnoun

the style of expressing yourself;

‘he suggested a better formulation’; ‘his manner of expression showed how much he cared’;

Discoursenoun

extended verbal expression in speech or writing

Expressionnoun

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

Discoursenoun

an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

Expressionnoun

(genetics) the process of expressing a gene

Discoursenoun

an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic;

‘the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic’; ‘his treatment of the race question is badly biased’;

Expressionnoun

a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit;

‘I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner’;

Discourseverb

to consider or examine in speech or writing;

‘The article covered all the different aspects of this question’; ‘The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'’;

Expressionnoun

the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing;

‘the expression of milk from her breast’;

Discourseverb

carry on a conversation

Expressionnoun

the action of making known one's thoughts or feelings

‘she accepted his expressions of sympathy’; ‘the prisoners developed a dialect as an everyday means of expression’;

Discourseverb

talk or hold forth formally about a topic;

‘The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England’;

Expressionnoun

the conveying of feeling in a work of art or in the performance of a piece of music

‘the testimony of musicians who worked with him proves that his overwhelming concern was with expression’;

Discourse

Discourse is a generalization of the notion of a conversation to any form of communication. Discourse is a major topic in social theory, with work spanning fields such as sociology, anthropology, continental philosophy, and discourse analysis.

Expressionnoun

a look on someone's face that conveys a particular emotion

‘a sad expression’;

Expressionnoun

a word or phrase, especially an idiomatic one, used to convey an idea

‘we have an expression, ‘You don't get owt for nowt.’’;

Expressionnoun

a collection of symbols that jointly express a quantity

‘the expression for the circumference of a circle is 2πr’;

Expressionnoun

the production of something by pressing it out

‘essential oils obtained by distillation or expression’;

Expressionnoun

the appearance in a phenotype of a characteristic or effect attributed to a particular gene

‘expression of the TAT gene is restricted to the parenchymal cells’;

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