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ˈæs pɛktas·pect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspect, facetnoun

    a distinct feature or element in a problem

    "he studied every facet of the question"

  2. aspectnoun

    a characteristic to be considered

  3. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panoramanoun

    the visual percept of a region

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

  4. aspectnoun

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

  5. expression, look, aspect, facial expression, facenoun

    the feelings expressed on a person's face

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

Wiktionary

  1. aspectnoun

    The act of looking at something; gaze.

    Etymology: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.

  2. aspectnoun

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

    Etymology: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.

  3. aspectnoun

    the way something appears when viewed from a particular direction.

    Etymology: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.

  4. aspectnoun

    One's appearance or expression.

    Etymology: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.

  5. aspectnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From aspectus, from aspicio, from ad- + specio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspectnoun

    the act of looking; vision; gaze; glance

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  2. Aspectnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  3. Aspectnoun

    appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  4. Aspectnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  5. Aspectnoun

    prospect; outlook

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  6. Aspectnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  7. Aspectnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

  8. Aspectnoun

    to behold; to look at

    Etymology: [L. aspectus, fr. aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. spy.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aspect

    as′pekt (in Shak. and elsewhere, as-pekt′), n. look: view: appearance, also applied figuratively to the mind: position in relation to the points of the compass: the situation of one planet with respect to another, as seen from the earth.—v.i. (obs.) to look at.—adj. As′pectable, visible, worth looking at. [L. aspectusad, at, specĕre, to look.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aspect

    The looming of the land from sea-ward.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. aspect

    An army is said to hold a menacing aspect, when by advanced movements or positions it gives the opposing enemy cause to apprehend an attack. A country is said to have a military aspect, when its general situation presents appropriate obstacles or facilities for an army acting on the offensive or defensive. An army is said to have an imposing aspect, when it appears stronger than it really is. This appearance is often assumed for the purpose of deceiving an enemy, and may not improperly be considered as a principal ruse de guerre, or feint in war.

Entomology

  1. Aspect

    indicates the direction to which a surface faces or in which it is viewed; it may be dorsal, ventral, caudal, cephalic or lateral.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aspect in a Sentence

  1. Robert Hutchins:

    The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    The woebegone aspect of life right now is that gathers what's what faster than society gathers cognizance.

  3. Jared Leadbetter:

    These are the first bacteria found to use manganese as their source of fuel, a wonderful aspect of microbes in nature is that they can metabolize seemingly unlikely materials, like metals, yielding energy useful to the cell.

  4. Coast Guard spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie:

    Right now, our primary focus is trying to find the five people who are still missing. Once the search-and-rescue aspect of this has concluded, then we will start focusing on the investigation side of it.

  5. Melissa Moritz:

    There is a real powerful opportunity that comes from having someone standing in front of you who might share an aspect of your identity, whether it be gender or race, and then you see yourself in them, they are standing in front of your classroom and they are a role model every day for you. For me it was my seventh grade math teacher.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. descant
    • B. huff
    • C. flub
    • D. abet

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