Definitions for aspectˈæs pɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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 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: a set of syntactic devices, as in the English progressive with be in I am reading, having similar functions.

    the Russian imperfective aspect.

    Category: Grammar

  9. the angular distance between two points as seen from the earth. the astrological influence of any heavenly bodies located at such points.

    Category: Astrology

  10. Archaic. an act of looking; glance.

* Syn: See appearance.

Origin of aspect:

1350–1400; ME < L aspectus <aspicere to observe =a-a-5+specere to see

as•pec•tu•alæˈspɛk tʃu əl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspect, facet(noun)

    a distinct feature or element in a problem

    "he studied every facet of the question"

  2. aspect(noun)

    a characteristic to be considered

  3. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama(noun)

    the visual percept of a region

    "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

  4. aspect(noun)

    the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb

  5. expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face(noun)

    the feelings expressed on a person's face

    "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aspect(noun)ˈæs pɛkt

    a feature or quality of sth

    every aspect of life; practical aspects of computer technology


  1. aspect(Noun)

    The act of looking at something; gaze.

  2. aspect(Noun)

    The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.

  3. aspect(Noun)

    the way something appears when viewed from a particular direction.

  4. aspect(Noun)

    One's appearance or expression.

  5. aspect(Noun)

    A grammatical quality of a verb (in certain, originally specifically Slavic, languages) which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event the verb describes; whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding.

  6. Origin: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspect(noun)

    the act of looking; vision; gaze; glance

  2. Aspect(noun)

    look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air

  3. Aspect(noun)

    appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view

  4. Aspect(noun)

    position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass; as, a house has a southern aspect, that is, a position which faces the south

  5. Aspect(noun)

    prospect; outlook

  6. Aspect(noun)

    the situation of planets or stars with respect to one another, or the angle formed by the rays of light proceeding from them and meeting at the eye; the joint look of planets or stars upon each other or upon the earth

  7. Aspect(noun)

    the influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect

  8. Aspect(noun)

    to behold; to look at


  1. Aspect

    Aspect Co. Ltd is a Japanese based video game company which was founded in March 1991. Aspect has developed for the Sega Master System, Game Gear, Pico, Genesis, Saturn, Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and WonderSwan Color. Aspect has also worked with the following companies; Sega, Takara Tomy, D3 Publisher, Square, Tec Toy, Banpresto, Takara, Disney Interactive Studios, and even Samsung. They are most well known for the development of every Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Sega Master System, Game Gear and Pico.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aspect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2401

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aspect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2484

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aspect' in Nouns Frequency: #381

Translations for aspect

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a part of something to be thought about

We must consider every aspect of the problem.

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