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Impression vs. Expression

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  • Impression (noun)

    The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.

    "His head made an impression on the pillow."

  • Impression (noun)

    The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.

    "What is your impression of Beatles' music?"

  • Impression (noun)

    A vague recalling of an event, a belief.

    "I have the impression that he's already left for Paris."

  • Impression (noun)

    An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual.

  • Impression (noun)

    An outward appearance.

  • Impression (noun)

    An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad. is shown once.

  • Impression (noun)

    The first coat of colour, such as the priming in house-painting etc.

  • Impression (noun)

    A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, etc.

  • Impression (noun)

    The vivid perception of something as it is experienced, in contrast to ideas or thoughts drawn from memory or the imagination.

  • Expression (noun)

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

  • Expression (noun)

    A particular way of phrasing an idea.

  • Expression (noun)

    A colloquialism or idiom.

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

  • Expression (noun)

    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."

  • Expression (noun)

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

  • Expression (noun)

    The process of translating a gene into a protein.

  • Expression (noun)

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

  • Expression (noun)

    A specific blend of whisky.

  • Expression (noun)

    The act of pressing or squeezing out.

    "expression from a gland"

    "the expression of milk from the mammaries"

  • Expression (noun)

    The tone of voice or sound in music.

Wiktionary
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  • Impression (noun)

    an idea, feeling, or opinion about something or someone, especially one formed without conscious thought or on the basis of little evidence

    "his first impressions of Manchester were very positive"

    "I got the impression that he was sorely disappointed"

  • Impression (noun)

    an effect produced on someone

    "her courtesy had made a good impression"

  • Impression (noun)

    a difference made by the action or presence of someone or something

    "the floor was too dirty for the mop to make much impression"

  • Impression (noun)

    an imitation of a person or thing, done to entertain

    "he did an impression of Shirley Bassey"

  • Impression (noun)

    a graphic or pictorial representation of someone or something

    "police issued an artist's impression of the attacker"

  • Impression (noun)

    a mark impressed on a surface

    "the impression of his body on the leaves"

  • Impression (noun)

    a negative copy of the teeth or mouth made by pressing them into a soft substance.

  • Impression (noun)

    the printing of a number of copies of a book, periodical, or picture for issue at one time.

  • Impression (noun)

    a particular printed version of a book, especially one reprinted from existing type, plates, or film with no or only minor alteration

    "a copy of the first impression"

  • Impression (noun)

    a print taken from an engraving.

  • Impression (noun)

    an instance of a pop-up or other online advertisement being seen on an Internet user's monitor.

  • Expression (noun)

    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"

  • Expression (noun)

    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"

  • Expression (noun)

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

    "a sad expression"

  • Expression (noun)

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

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

  • Expression (noun)

    a collection of symbols that jointly express a quantity

    "the expression for the circumference of a circle is 2πr"

  • Expression (noun)

    the production of something by pressing it out

    "essential oils obtained by distillation or expression"

  • Expression (noun)

    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"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Impression (noun)

    The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.

  • Impression (noun)

    That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.

  • Impression (noun)

    That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.

  • Impression (noun)

    Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.

  • Impression (noun)

    An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.

  • Impression (noun)

    Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.

  • Impression (noun)

    The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time; as, a copy from the fifth impression.

  • Impression (noun)

    In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.

  • Impression (noun)

    A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.

  • Expression (noun)

    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.

  • Expression (noun)

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

  • Expression (noun)

    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.

  • Expression (noun)

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

  • Expression (noun)

    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.

  • Expression (noun)

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

  • Expression (noun)

    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,

  • Expression (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Impression (noun)

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

    "his impression of her was favorable"

    "what are your feelings about the crisis?"

    "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"

    "I had a feeling that she was lying"

  • Impression (noun)

    an outward appearance;

    "he made a good impression"

    "I wanted to create an impression of success"

    "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"

  • Impression (noun)

    a clear and telling mental image;

    "he described his mental picture of his assailant"

    "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"

    "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"

  • Impression (noun)

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;

    "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

  • Impression (noun)

    a symbol that is the result of printing;

    "he put his stamp on the envelope"

  • Impression (noun)

    all the copies of a work printed at one time;

    "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"

  • Impression (noun)

    (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster;

    "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"

  • Impression (noun)

    an impressionistic portrayal of a person;

    "he did a funny impression of a politician"

  • Impression (noun)

    the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another;

    "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"

  • Expression (noun)

    the expression on a person's face;

    "a sad expression"

    "a look of triumph"

    "an angry face"

  • Expression (noun)

    expression without words;

    "tears are an expression of grief"

    "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

  • Expression (noun)

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

    "expressions of good will"

    "he helped me find expression for my ideas"

  • Expression (noun)

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

    "pardon the expression"

  • Expression (noun)

    the style of expressing yourself;

    "he suggested a better formulation"

    "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

  • Expression (noun)

    a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

  • Expression (noun)

    (genetics) the process of expressing a gene

  • Expression (noun)

    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"

  • Expression (noun)

    the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing;

    "the expression of milk from her breast"

Princeton's WordNet
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