What does aspect mean?

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ˈæs pɛktas·pect

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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"


  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

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


  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.

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

How to pronounce aspect?

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How to say aspect in sign language?

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  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. Josephine Teo:

    That aspect of it is very well done.

  2. Robert Scott:

    The jobs aspect is uncertain at best.

  3. Kate Holmes:

    This takes the emotional aspect out of it.

  4. Jung Pak:

    On one hand, there is the respect aspect of it.

  5. Mohammad Arif Shaheem:

    The government is losing control in every aspect.

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