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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.
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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]
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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.
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aspect

A form of a verb that relates it to the passage of time, such as repetition, beginning, or duration.
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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"
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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.
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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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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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
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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.
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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
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as·pect

n. aspecto, apariencia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aspect

n (anat) cara
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A vertical skin incision was done in the middle line of the posterior aspect of each leg.
Dr Candroth also added that there was also an abrasion at the centre of the chest, a linear abrasion at the upper aspect of the right chest and abrasion at the posterior aspect of the left and right side of the chest.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest single nerve in the human body extending from the top of the leg to the foot on its posterior aspect. Sciatic nerve injuries are relatively uncommon among all the peripheral nerve injuries.[1] Typical injury to this nerve occurs as a consequence of trauma to the buttock, hip, or posterior thigh.
The most common type of apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is defined as the narrowing or collapse of the posterior aspect of the airway (typically behind the tongue) during sleep; in layperson's terms, your throat muscles relax and partially or totally block (obstruct) the air from traveling into your chest and lungs.
The largest portion of the plexus is continued down the posterior aspect of the thigh as the sciatic nerve (L4, 5; S1, 2,3).
It passes through the greater sciatic foramen along the posterior aspect of the ischial spine close to the sacrospinous ligament and enters the ischioanal fossa through the lesser sciatic foramen.
Along with its course in the posterior aspect of the leg, the tendon spirals 30-150Adeg until it inserts into the calcaneal tuberosity on an area without a periosteal layer.1 The gliding ability of the AT is aided by a thin sheath of paratenon rather than a true synovial sheath.
In a case presenting with swelling over the posterior aspect of neck, differential diagnoses of tubercular lymphadenopathy, lymphoma, carotid artery aneurysms, carotid body tumours, cystic hygroma, cervical rib should be considered.
"This comprised pressure to the neck and at least 12 blows with a weapon to the posterior aspect of the torso.
The computed tomography (CT) of the spine revealed a hypodense penetrating object that was introduced from the posterior aspect of the sacrum into the dural space and then stopped in the S1 vertebral body, and the object did not penetrate the anterior cortex of the vertebral body (Figures 1(b) and 1(c)).
They also reported that WBV significantly increased the TSk differences between the right and left lower limbs, particularly in the posterior aspect of the thigh, anterior aspect of the knee and medial and lateral aspects of the ankle.
An urgent computed tomography scan was performed confirming the presence of the large 7.6 cm x 3.9 cm collection in the posterior aspect of the mediastinum extrinsically compressing and displacing the left atrium superiorly and to the right (Figure 5).

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