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Definition of "aspect" []

  • A particular look or facial expression; mien: "He was serious of aspect but wholly undistinguished” ( Louis Auchincloss). (noun)
  • Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point. (noun)
  • A way in which something can be viewed by the mind: looked at all aspects of the situation. See Synonyms at phase. (noun)
  • A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure. (noun)
  • A side or surface facing in a particular direction: the ventral aspect of the body. (noun)
  • Appearance to the eye; visual effect (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A distinct feature or element in a problem, situation, etc; facet (noun)
  • The way in which a problem, idea, etc, may be considered (noun)
  • A facial expression; manner of appearing (noun)
  • A position facing a particular direction; outlook (noun)
  • A view in a certain direction (noun)
  • A surface that faces in a given direction (noun)
  • Any of several specific angular distances between two planets or a planet and the Ascendant or Midheaven measured, from the earth, in degrees along the ecliptic (noun)
  • A category of verbs or verbal inflections that expresses such features as the continuity, repetition, or completedness of the action described (noun)
  • The compass direction to which a plant habitat is exposed, or the degree of exposure (noun)
  • The effect of the seasons on the appearance of plants (noun)
  • Glance or gaze (noun)

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Use "aspect" in a sentence
  • "_ But as to an aspect being true or false in the sense of _misleading, _ that question refers not to the _aspect_ itself, but to the thing of which the aspect is taken as a part and a sign."
  • "_ To our previous formula that _beautiful_ denotes satisfaction in contemplating an aspect, we can now add that an _aspect_ consists of sensations grouped together into _relations_ by our active, our remembering and foreseeing, perception."
  • "'_From that placid aspect and meek regard, _' on the ground that; '_meek regard_ conveys no new idea to _placid aspect_.'"