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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.
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.


(Grammar) of or relating to grammatical aspect
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Adj.1.aspectual - of or belonging to an aspect (as an aspect of the verb); "the aspectual system of Greek"
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adj (Gram) → im Aspekt
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By the way, have you read my work on 'The Fallaciousness of the Aspectual in Art'?
En distintas lenguas se ha observado que las perifrasis verbales resultativas tienden a continuar su proceso historico hacia la denotacion de un evento pasado relevante para el presente; y se ha encontrado un desarrollo posterior, muy comun en las lenguas indoeuropeas, que consiste en que las formas verbales con valor aspectual de perfecto deriven en un valor central de tiempo.
Encompassing the fifth generation of Canon's cutting-edge Aspectual Illumination System (AISYS), the projector harnesses advanced light-splitting technology in order to project vibrant images, it added.
The author himself is quite careful in assuming--in view of the lack of a general context in the laws--"general unmarkedness with regard to temporal reference," as far as iprus and iptaras are concerned, and opts for a solution where iptaras is basically assigned the role of ending a chain [of events in the protasis], without any further temporal and/or aspectual assumptions.
Interestingly, the indefinite present tense, also known as a- tense, is described in Chapter 33 ('Additional tenses and their negation') rather than in Chapter 5 alongside the ordinary present tense; after all, the difference between the two is aspectual and is often ignored in real, ordinary usage.
Algunas propuestas sobre esta clase de verbos han mencionado que el contenido semantico que los verbos semicopulativos aportan es aspectual o modal (Porroche, 1990; Morimoto & Pavon, 2004, 2007).
El muy intensivo, se concibe, segun el autor, como un adverbio aspectual que equivale a por completo, hasta el limite o cerca de el, en tanto que el frecuentativo se concibe como un cuantificador distributivo.
Forma perifrastica, donde se consideran las variantes perifrasis modal (puede cantar), aspectual (esta cantando) mixta (puede estar cantando) y sin forma perifrastica.
Como extension natural, abordaremos en segundo termino la hipotesis de que las copulas espanolas se alejan en varios aspectos de la definicion del verbo de estado como carente de propiedades aspectuales relevantes, asi como de los estados como clase aspectual homogenea.
The remaining chapters in Altieri's book analyze Stevens's work by focusing on its use of negation, "the grammar of as," aspectual thinking, and aspect-seeing.
The goal of this paper is to explore the correlation between the aspectual properties of verbs and the scale properties of an adjective morphologically derived from those verbs.
Bruweleit explores how temporal and aspectual categories are expressed in the verbal system of the Arabic dialect of Beirut.