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as·pect

 (ăs′pĕkt)
n.
1.
a. A way in which something can be viewed by the mind: looked at all aspects of the situation.
b. A characteristic or feature of something: a novel with many unusual aspects.
2. A particular look or facial expression; mien: "He was serious of aspect but wholly undistinguished" (Louis Auchincloss).
3. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point: "many small unsightly hillocks ... that had the aspect of graves" (Edgar Allan Poe).
4. A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure: a building with a southern aspect.
5. A side or surface facing in a particular direction: the ventral aspect of the body.
6.
a. The configuration of the stars, constellations, or planets in relation to one another.
b. This configuration, thought by astrologers to influence human affairs.
7. Grammar
a. A property of verbs in which the action or state is related to the passage of time, especially in reference to completion, duration, or repetition.
b. A set or category of verb forms indicating such a relation.
8. Archaic An act of looking or gazing.

[Middle English, from Latin aspectus, a view, from past participle of aspicere, to look at : ad-, ad- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

as·pec′tu·al (ă-spĕk′cho͞o-əl) adj.

aspect

(ˈæspɛkt)
n
1. appearance to the eye; visual effect: the physical aspect of the landscape.
2. a distinct feature or element in a problem, situation, etc; facet: to consider every aspect of a problem.
3. the way in which a problem, idea, etc, may be considered: to consider a problem from every aspect.
4. a facial expression; manner of appearing: a severe aspect.
5. a position facing a particular direction; outlook: the southern aspect of a house.
6. a view in a certain direction: a good aspect of the village from the tower.
7. a surface that faces in a given direction: the ventral aspect of a fish.
8. (Astrology) astrology any of several specific angular distances between two planets or a planet and the Ascendant or Midheaven measured, from the earth, in degrees along the ecliptic
9. (Grammar) grammar a category of verbs or verbal inflections that expresses such features as the continuity, repetition, or completedness of the action described. Compare perfective2, progressive8, progressive10
10. (Botany) botany
a. the compass direction to which a plant habitat is exposed, or the degree of exposure
b. the effect of the seasons on the appearance of plants
11. archaic glance or gaze
[C14: from Latin aspectus a sight, from aspicere, from ad- to, at + specere to look]

as•pect

(ˈæs pɛkt)

n.
1. appearance to the eye or mind; look.
2. nature; quality; character: the superficial aspect of the situation.
3. a way in which a thing may be regarded; interpretation; view.
4. part; feature; phase, as of a subject or problem.
5. expression, air, or attitude; mien: gloomy in aspect.
6. view commanded; exposure: a house with a southern aspect.
7. the side or surface facing a given direction: the dorsal aspect of a fish.
8. Gram.
a. a category or set of categories for which a verb is inflected, serving typically to indicate the duration, repetition, beginning, or completion of the action or state denoted by the verb: the Russian imperfective aspect.
b. a set of syntactic devices, as in the English progressive with be in I am reading, having similar functions.
9.
a. the angular distance between two points as seen from the earth.
b. the astrological influence of any heavenly bodies located at such points.
10. Archaic. an act of looking; glance.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin aspectus <aspicere to observe =a- a-5 + specere to see]
as•pec•tu•al (æˈspɛk tʃu əl) adj.
syn: See appearance.

aspect

A form of a verb that relates it to the passage of time, such as repetition, beginning, or duration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspect - a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
side - an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side"
sector, sphere - a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life"
surface - a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
2.aspect - a characteristic to be considered
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
3.aspect - the visual percept of a regionaspect - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
exposure - aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
middle distance - the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view - a view from the side of something
tableau - any dramatic scene
4.aspect - the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
perfective aspect, perfective - the aspect of a verb that expresses a completed action
durative, durative aspect - the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration
inchoative, inchoative aspect - aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb
iterative, iterative aspect - the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action
5.aspect - the feelings expressed on a person's faceaspect - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
countenance, visage - the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
leer - a suggestive or sneering look or grin
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

aspect

noun
1. feature, point, side, factor, angle, characteristic, facet Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
2. position, view, situation, scene, bearing, direction, prospect, exposure, point of view, outlook The house has a south-west aspect.
3. appearance, look, air, condition, quality, bearing, attitude, cast, manner, expression, countenance, demeanour, mien (literary) The snowy tree assumed a dumb, lifeless aspect.

aspect

noun
1. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
2. The way something or someone looks:
3. An outward appearance:
4. The particular angle from which something is considered:
Translations
مَظْهَرناحِيَةناحِيَهواجِهَة
stránkavidvýrazvzhledaspekt
aspektmulighedsideudseende
näkökulma
aspekt
hliîhliî , horf, átt sem e-î snÿr aîsvipur, útlit, ásÿnd
局面
측면
aspektasišraiškapusė
aspektsizskatsnovietojumsskats
aspekt
vidik
aspekt
มุมมอง
khía cạnh

aspect

[ˈæspekt] N
1. [of situation] → aspecto m
to study all aspects of a questionestudiar un asunto bajo todos sus aspectos
seen from this aspectdesde este punto de vista
2. [of building, room] a house with a northerly aspectuna casa orientada hacia el norte
3. (Gram) → aspecto m

aspect

[ˈæspɛkt] n
(= element) → aspect m
(direction in which a building etc faces)orientation f, exposition f
a south-west aspect → une exposition au sud-ouest, une orientation au sud-ouest
The house has a south-west aspect → La maison est exposée au sud-ouest., La maison est orientée au sud-ouest.

aspect

n
(liter: = appearance) → Anblick m, → Erscheinung f; (of thing)Aussehen nt
(of question, subject etc)Aspekt m, → Seite f; the political aspect of his novelder politische Aspekt seines Romans; from the aspect of town planningaus stadtplanerischer Sicht; what about the security aspect?was ist mit der Sicherheit?
(of building) to have a southerly aspectSüdlage haben
(Gram) → Aspekt m

aspect

[ˈæspɛkt] n
a. (of person, situation) → aspetto
to study all aspects of a question → esaminare una questione sotto tutti gli aspetti
b. (of building) → esposizione f
a house with a northerly aspect → una casa esposta a nord

aspect

(ˈӕspekt) noun
1. a part of something to be thought about. We must consider every aspect of the problem.
2. a side of a building etc or the direction it faces in.
3. look or appearance. His face had a frightening aspect.

aspect

ناحِيَة aspekt aspekt Aspekt πλευρά aspecto näkökulma aspect aspekt aspetto 局面 측면 aspect aspekt aspekt aspecto, aspeto сторона aspekt มุมมอง bakış açısı khía cạnh 方面

as·pect

n. aspecto, apariencia.

aspect

n (anat) cara
References in classic literature ?
Things like his mother's death, his departure from Winesburg, the uncertainty of his future life in the city, the seri- ous and larger aspects of his life did not come into his mind.
Death was everywhere, and in his most terrific and disgusting aspects.
Apparently there were many aspects and accidents of life not included in his experience.
But as you come nearer to this great head it begins to assume different aspects, according to your point of view.
When Jurgis had made himself familiar with the Socialist literature, as he would very quickly, he would get glimpses of the Beef Trust from all sorts of aspects, and he would find it everywhere the same; it was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed.
You know I'm such a graceless dog that these religious aspects of such subjects don't edify me much.
We have all seen hills and mountains and levels with snow on them, and so we think we know all the aspects and effects produced by snow.
Such was this singular man, in his more superficial aspects.
I cannot think I was a very dangerous character in any of these aspects, but in all of them I carried the same warning on my back.
I am speaking now in relation to Raveloe and the parishes that resembled it; for our old-fashioned country life had many different aspects, as all life must have when it is spread over a various surface, and breathed on variously by multitudinous currents, from the winds of heaven to the thoughts of men, which are for ever moving and crossing each other with incalculable results.
To the blanc Moone Her office they prescrib'd, to th' other five Thir planetarie motions and aspects In SEXTILE, SQUARE, and TRINE, and OPPOSITE, Of noxious efficacie, and when to joyne In Synod unbenigne, and taught the fixt Thir influence malignant when to showre, Which of them rising with the Sun, or falling, Should prove tempestuous: To the Winds they set Thir corners, when with bluster to confound Sea, Aire, and Shoar, the Thunder when to rowle With terror through the dark Aereal Hall.
In the present circumstances of this country, and in those in which it is likely to be for a long time to come, the disadvantages on this score would be greater than they may at first sight appear; but it must be confessed, that they are far inferior to those which present themselves under the other aspects of the subject.