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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.
a. The configuration of the stars, constellations, or planets in relation to one another.
b. This configuration, thought by astrologers to influence human affairs.
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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
as·pec′tu·al (ă-spĕk′cho͞o-əl) adj.
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]
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.
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.
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.
A form of a verb that relates it to the passage of time, such as repetition, beginning, or duration.
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|Noun||1.||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 region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"|
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
|5.||aspect - 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
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.
1. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
hliîhliî , horf, átt sem e-î snÿr aîsvipur, útlit, ásÿnd
(= element) → aspect m
(of question, subject etc) → Aspekt m, → Seite f; the political aspect of his novel → der politische Aspekt seines Romans; from the aspect of town planning → aus stadtplanerischer Sicht; what about the security aspect? → was ist mit der Sicherheit?
(of building) to have a southerly aspect → Südlage haben
(Gram) → Aspekt m
1. a part of something to be thought about. We must consider every aspect of the problem. aspek ناحِيَه страна aspecto stránka der Gesichtspunkt side; mulighed; aspekt πλευρά, διάστασηaspecto külg جنبه؛ ظاهر seikka aspect הבט, היבט पहलू aspekt szempont segi, aspek hlið (á máli) aspetto 局面 측면 aspektas, pusė aspekts aspek aspectside, mulighetaspekt, element څرګند، ظاهر aspecto aspect аспект stránka, aspekt vidik aspekt, vid aspekt, sida แง่มุม yön, bakım 方面 аспект, бік پہلو ، رخ khía cạnh 方面
2. a side of a building etc or the direction it faces in. vlak, kant, sy واجِهَة изложение posição poloha die Lage side πλευράorientación külg, vaade نما puoli expositionחזית पक्ष strana zgrade fekvés muka hlið (á byggingu), horf, átt sem e-ð snÿr að esposizione 向き 건물의 측면 pusė skats; novietojums menghadap zijde; uitzichtsideelewacja نما posição orientare (către) сторона poloha, orientácia lega (stavbe) strana läge, utsikt ด้านของตึก cephe, yüz 方位 бік جانب ، طرف hướng 方位
3. look or appearance. His face had a frightening aspect. voorkoms مَظْهَر вид aspecto výraz, vzhled das Aussehen udseende όψηaspecto, pinta ilme چهره؛ منظر ilme mine, airהופעה आकृति izraz külső rupa svipur, útlit, ásÿnd aspetto, aria 様子 외관 išraiška izskats wajah uitdrukkingutseendewygląd څیره، منظره aspecto mină, înfăţişare вид vzhľad videz, izraz izgled utseende, uppsyn รูปลักษณ์; ลักษณะ görünüş, çehre 模樣 вигляд طاہری شکل ، چہرہ ، بشرہ diện mạo 外表
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
n. aspecto, apariencia.