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as·pect / ˈaspekt/ • n. 1. a particular part or feature of something: the financial aspect can be overstressed. ∎  a specific way in which something can be considered: from every aspect, theirs was a changing world. ∎  a particular appearance or quality: a man of decidedly foreign aspect. 2. [usu. in sing.] the positioning of a building or thing in a specified direction: a greenhouse with a southern aspect. ∎  the side of a building facing a particular direction: the front aspect of the hotel. ∎  Astrol. a particular position of a planet or other celestial body relative to another, as measured by angular distance: the sun in Aries formed an adverse aspect with Uranus in Capricorn. 3. Gram. a grammatical category or form that expresses the way in which time is denoted by the verb: the semantics of tense and aspect. DERIVATIVES: as·pec·tu·al / aˈspekchoōəl/ adj.

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ASPECT. The grammatical category (expressed in verb forms) that refers to a way of looking at the time of a situation: for example, its duration, repetition, completion. Aspect contrasts with TENSE, the category that refers to the time of the situation with respect to some other time: for example, the moment of speaking or writing. There are two aspects in English: the progressive aspect (‘We are eating lunch’) and the perfect aspect (‘We have eaten lunch’).

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aspect The characteristic that changes the appearance of a graphical output primitive. Typical aspects are color, line width, and line style. Aspects define the property but not how it is bound to an output primitive. See also attribute.

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aspect XIV. — L. aspectus, f. aspect-, pp. stem of aspicere look at, f. AD- + specere look.

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aspectabreact, abstract, act, attract, bract, compact, contract, counteract, diffract, enact, exact, extract, fact, humpbacked, hunchbacked, impact, interact, matter-of-fact, pact, protract, redact, refract, retroact, subcontract, subtract, tact, tract, transact, unbacked, underact, untracked •play-act • autodidact •artefact (US artifact) • cataract •contact •marked, unremarked •Wehrmacht •affect, bisect, bull-necked, collect, confect, connect, correct, defect, deflect, deject, detect, direct, effect, eject, elect, erect, expect, infect, inflect, inject, inspect, interconnect, interject, intersect, misdirect, neglect, object, perfect, project, prospect, protect, reflect, reject, respect, resurrect, sect, select, subject, suspect, transect, unchecked, Utrecht •prefect • abject • retroject • intellect •genuflect • idiolect • dialect • aspect •circumspect • retrospect • Dordrecht •vivisect • architect • unbaked •sun-baked

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