Definition of Aspect

1. Noun. A distinct feature or element in a problem. "He studied every facet of the question"

Exact synonyms: Facet
Generic synonyms: Characteristic, Feature
Specialized synonyms: Side, Sector, Sphere, Surface

2. Noun. A characteristic to be considered.
Generic synonyms: Characteristic

3. Noun. The visual percept of a region. "The most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
Exact synonyms: Panorama, Prospect, Scene, View, Vista
Generic synonyms: Visual Image, Visual Percept
Specialized synonyms: Background, Ground, Coast, Exposure, Foreground, Glimpse, Middle Distance, Side View, Tableau
Derivative terms: Panoramic, Scenic, View

4. Noun. The beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb.

5. Noun. The feelings expressed on a person's face. "An angry face"
Exact synonyms: Expression, Face, Facial Expression, Look
Generic synonyms: Countenance, Visage
Specialized synonyms: Leer, Light, Spark, Sparkle, Twinkle
Derivative terms: Look, Look, Look

Definition of Aspect

1. n. The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance.

2. v. t. To behold; to look at.

3. n. A view of a plane from a given direction, usually from above; more exactly, the manner of presentation of a plane to a fluid through which it is moving or to a current. If an immersed plane meets a current of fluid long side foremost, or in broadside aspect, it sustains more pressure than when placed short side foremost. Hence, long narrow wings are more effective than short broad ones of the same area.

Definition of Aspect

1. Noun. (obsolete) The act of looking at something; gaze. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (astrology) The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. the way something appears when viewed from a particular direction. ¹

4. Noun. One's appearance or expression. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) 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. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

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Definition of Aspect

1. appearance of something to the eye or mind [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aspect

1. 1. The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance. "The basilisk killeth by aspect." "His aspect was bent on the ground." (Sir W. Scott) 2. Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air. "Serious in aspect." "[Craggs] with aspect open shall erect his head." (Pope) 3. Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view. "The aspect of affairs." "The true aspect of a world lying in its rubbish." (T. Burnet) 4. 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. Prospect; outlook. "This town affords a good aspect toward the hill from whence we descended." (Evelyn) 6. 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 aspects which two planets can assume are five; sextile, when the planets are 60 deg apart; quartile, or quadrate, when their distance is 90 deg or the quarter of a circle; trine, when the distance is 120 deg; opposition, when the distance is 180 deg, or half a circle; and conjunction, when they are in the same degree. Astrology taught that the aspects of the planets exerted an influence on human affairs, in some situations for good and in others for evil. 7. The influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect. "The astrologers call the evil influences of the stars evil aspects. " Aspect of a plane, the direction of the plane. Origin: L. Aspectus, fr. Aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad + spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. Spy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Aspect

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1863)
"HOW THE aspect OF SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES IS AT ONCE EXCITED AND MONOTONOUS. ... The aspect of American society is animated, because men and things are ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"THE PHYSIOLOGIC aspect OF THE SPECIES QUESTION PROFESSOR JC ARTHUR PURDUE UNIVERSITY NOT being sure of what ground might already be covered by the speakers ..."

3. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XIX AUSTRALIA Sydney—Excursion to Bathurst—aspect of the Woods—Party of Natives—Gradual Extinction of the Aborigines—Infection generated by ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1887)
"6 and 7, termed an aspect of a, 6, c, .... It may assist in arriving at a proper idea of the nse and importance of aspects, and may justify the use of the ..."

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