Definitions for aspectˈæs pɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
appearance to the eye or mind; look.
nature; quality; character:
the superficial aspect of the situation.
a way in which a thing may be regarded; interpretation; view.
part; feature; phase, as of a subject or problem.
expression, air, or attitude; mien:
gloomy in aspect.
view commanded; exposure:
a house with a southern aspect.
the side or surface facing a given direction:
the dorsal aspect of a fish.
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.
the angular distance between two points as seen from the earth. the astrological influence of any heavenly bodies located at such points.
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.)
a distinct feature or element in a problem
"he studied every facet of the question"
a characteristic to be considered
view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama(noun)
the visual percept of a region
"the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
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
a feature or quality of sth
every aspect of life; practical aspects of computer technology
The act of looking at something; gaze.
The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.
the way something appears when viewed from a particular direction.
One's appearance or expression.
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.
Origin: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.
the act of looking; vision; gaze; glance
look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air
appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view
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
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
the influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect
to behold; to look at
Translations for aspect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a part of something to be thought about
We must consider every aspect of the problem.
- aspectoPortuguese (BR)
- der GesichtspunktGerman
- side; mulighed; aspektDanish
- πλευρά, διάστασηGreek
- جنبه؛ ظاهرFarsi
- הֵבֶּט ,הֵיבֶּטHebrew
- segi, aspekIndonesian
- hlið (á máli)Icelandic
- aspektas, pusėLithuanian
- side, mulighetNorwegian
- aspekt, elementPolish
- جنبه؛ ظاهرPersian
- څرګند، ظاهرPashto
- stránka, aspektSlovak
- aspekt, vidSerbian
- aspekt, sidaSwedish
- yön, bakımTurkish
- 方面Chinese (Trad.)
- аспект, бікUkrainian
- پہلو ، رخUrdu
- khía cạnhVietnamese
- 方面Chinese (Simp.)
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