- The definition of aspect refers to the way you see something or someone, either visually or mentally.
The Old Faithful geyser is an example of one aspect of the experience of Yellowstone Park.
- Aspect is defined as a way to regard a part of an idea or problem.
The cost of materials is an example of an aspect of a building project.
- the way a person appears; looks; mien
- the appearance of a thing as seen from a specific point; view
- any of the possible ways in which an idea, problem, etc. may be regarded: consider all aspects of the war
- a component part or quality; element: aspects of her personality
- a facing in a given direction
- a side facing in a given direction; exposure: the eastern aspect of the house
- Archaic a glance; gaze
- Astrol. the position of stars, planets, etc. in relation to each other or to the observer, as an influence on human affairs
- a characteristic of verbs, expressed in some languages by inflection, indicating the nature of an action as being completed or single (called perfective or nonprogressive aspect), or as being uncompleted, repeated, or habitual (called imperfective or progressive aspect); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic
- any of the forms a verb takes to indicate this characteristic
- Physics the position of a plane (flat surface) in relation to a liquid or gaseous substance through which it is moving or which is moving past it
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin aspectus, past participle of aspicere, to look at ; from ad-, to, at plush specere, to look: see spy
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- A particular look or facial expression; mien: “He was serious of aspect but wholly undistinguished” (Louis Auchincloss).
- Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point.
- A way in which something can be viewed by the mind: looked at all aspects of the situation. See Synonyms at phase.
- A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure.
- A side or surface facing in a particular direction: the ventral aspect of the body.
- a. The configuration of the stars or planets in relation to one another.b. This configuration, thought by astrologers to influence human affairs.
- Grammar A category of the verb designating primarily the relation of the action to the passage of time, especially in reference to completion, duration, or repetition.
- Archaic An act of looking or gazing.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin aspectus, a view, from past participle of aspicere, to look at : ad-, ad- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
- as·pecˈtu·al adjective
aspect - Medical Definition
- An appearance or look.
- The side of an object that faces in a particular direction.