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People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
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English

Etymology

From Middle English < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] expressio (a pressing out).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
expression

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  1. A particular way of phrasing an idea.
  2. A colloquialism or idiom.
    The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.
  3. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
  4. (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
  5. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
  7. The process of expressing milk

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] expressio.

Pronunciation

Noun

expression f. (plural expressions)

  1. expression

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