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Clear; definite; explicit; plain; direct; unmistakable; not dubious or ambiguous. Declared in terms; set forth in words. Directly and distinctly stated. Made known distinctly and explicitly, and not left to inference. Manifested by direct and appropriate language, as distinguished from that which is inferred from conduct. The word is usually contrasted with implied.

That which is express is laid out in words, such as an express Warranty, which is an oral or written affirmation from a seller to a buyer of goods that certain standards will be met. Such a warranty may include the promise that any defect which occurs during a certain specified time period will be remedied at the seller's expense. This is distinguishable from an Implied Warranty, which is neither written nor based on any specific oral statement from seller to buyer but is implied through the sale itself. A common example is the implied warranty of merchantability, which implies that an item is fit for the usual purposes for which it was purchased.

Express authority is plainly or distinctly delegated power to an agent by a principal. For example, the owner of a store may expressly give employees the authority to accept deliveries in the owner's name.

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adj. direct, unambiguous, distinct language, particularly in a contract, which does not require thought, guessing, inference or implication to determine the meaning.

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EXPRESS. That which is made known, and not left to implication. The opposite of implied. It is a rule, that when a matter or thing is expressed, it ceases to be implied by law: expressum facit cessare tacitum. Co. Litt. 183; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 97.

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Information gathering, work conditions and expressiveness. The only learning style which had no significant difference between the sexes was Social-Group, where more or less the similar percentage of male and female students preferred the social-individual as a major learning style.
Hypothesis 3: Among children aged from 3 to 5 years, mothers' positive expressiveness will positively predict knowledge of display rules, and mothers' negative expressiveness will negatively predict knowledge of display rules.
Another study, after speech therapy training expressiveness for telejournalists, showed significant results of communicative improvement according to the self-perception of viewers [5].
Several of the positive goals (as well as the negative expressiveness goal), tactics, and outcomes increased when the topic was a personal one.
The bass was Neal Davies, also a singer of very high calibre, who displayed a great dynamic range and expressiveness in his earlier arias and then thundered to magnificent effect in his later solos, especially "Why do the nations?".
A central argumentative thread in the collection is Davies's attempt to carve a place for a moderate version of emotionalism, the view that the expressiveness of emotions is an objective and literally possessed, though response-dependent, property of music.
Therefore we define that supreme expressiveness coefficient E([V.sub.semi]) for viseme of semivowel is equal to the half of vowel's [V.sub.2] maximum expressiveness
Five pieces of Mousa's abstract acrylic-on-canvas works showcase her expressiveness. The artist who started painting as a kid and went on to pursue a degree in art education at Qatar University said, "I am always looking for novelty in my work and that's what fuels my imagination." The works of Sulaiti, an artist and designer, feature traditional Qatari fabrics decorated with Arabic calligraphy.
The videotaped lessons revealed that the brass teacher tended to use speech and other metaphors as a favorite way to convey musical expressiveness to his students.
The exercises were evaluated in terms of fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration, expressiveness and adequateness.
Our expressiveness and our ease with some words is being diluted" Actor Ralph Fiennes "Anarchists threatened the freedom to worship - one of our most basic and hard-fought-for rights" Lord Carey, former archbishop of Canterbury, on the encampment outside St Paul's Cathedral
The book is structured around 11 such sources; five of them are personal, five are organizational and one is will, which Bacon calls "mega-source." The personal sources are intriguing, and include knowledge, history character and expressiveness. Of all the power sources, Bacon writes, "expressiveness has the great potential leverage." Developing your ability to express yourself, then, "is the most important step you can take to increase your power ...