Definitions for Aspirationˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
as•pi•ra•tionˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
a strong desire, longing, or hope; ambition.
a goal or objective desired:
The presidency had been his aspiration since college.
an act of aspirating, esp. inhalation .
the articulation of a speech sound accompanied by an audible puff of breath. the use of an aspirate in pronunciation.
the act of removing a fluid, as pus or serum, from a cavity of the body by a hollow needle or trocar connected with a suction syringe. the act of inhaling fluid or a foreign body into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting.
Origin of aspiration:
1375–1425; late ME (< MF) < L
a will to succeed
ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)
a cherished desire
"his ambition is to own his own business"
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
aspiration(noun)ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən
a desire to achieve
the aspirations of young people
The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual.
The action of aspirating.
A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
the act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound
the act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration
the act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire
In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of air that accompanies either the release or, in the case of preaspiration, the closure of some obstruents. In English, aspirated consonants are allophones in complementary distribution with their unaspirated counterparts, but in some other languages, notably most Indian and East Asian Languages, the difference is contrastive. To feel or see the difference between aspirated and unaspirated sounds, one can put a hand or a lit candle in front of one's mouth, and say pin and then bin. One should either feel a puff of air or see a flicker of the candle flame with pin that one does not get with bin. In most dialects of English, the initial consonant is aspirated in pin and unaspirated in bin. The diacritic for aspiration in the International Phonetic Alphabet is a superscript "h", ⟨⟩. In Unicode, it is encoded at U+02B0 ʰ modifier letter small h. Unaspirated consonants are not normally marked explicitly, but there is a diacritic for non-aspiration in the Extensions to the IPA, the superscript equal sign, ⟨⟩.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Aspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2591
Translations for Aspiration
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) an ambition
aspirations to become a writer.
- طُموح، مَطامِحArabic
- aspiraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BestrebungGerman
- stræben; aspirationDanish
- βλέψη, προσδοκίαGreek
- ambisi, aspirasi, cita-citaIndonesian
- metnaðarlöngun, metnaðurIcelandic
- siekis, troškimasLithuanian
- tiekšanās; cenšanāsLatvian
- detå strebe etter, forhåpningNorwegian
- aspiracja, pragnieniePolish
- strävan, längtanSwedish
- tutku, arzuTurkish
- 抱負Chinese (Trad.)
- прагнення; сильне бажанняUkrainian
- کوشش ، جد و جہدUrdu
- khát vọngVietnamese
- 抱负Chinese (Simp.)
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