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ASPECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aspect mean? 

ASPECT (noun)
  The noun ASPECT has 5 senses:

1. a distinct feature or element in a problem
2. a characteristic to be considered
3. the visual percept of a region
4. the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
5. the feelings expressed on a person's face

  Familiarity information: ASPECT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASPECT (noun)


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Meaning:

A distinct feature or element in a problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

facet; aspect

Context example:

he studied every facet of the question

Hypernyms ("aspect" is a kind of...):

characteristic; feature (a prominent aspect of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aspect"):

side (an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect))

sector; sphere (a particular aspect of life or activity)

surface (a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something)


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Meaning:

A characteristic to be considered

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("aspect" is a kind of...):

characteristic (a distinguishing quality)


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Meaning:

The visual percept of a region

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

panorama; vista; view; aspect; scene; prospect

Context example:

the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

Hypernyms ("aspect" is a kind of...):

visual image; visual percept (a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aspect"):

tableau (any dramatic scene)

side view (a view from the side of something)

middle distance (the part of a scene between the foreground and the background)

glimpse (a brief or incomplete view)

foreground (the part of a scene that is near the viewer)

exposure (aspect re light or wind)

coast (the area within view)

background; ground (the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground)


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Meaning:

The beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("aspect" is a kind of...):

grammatical relation (a linguistic relation established by grammar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aspect"):

perfective; perfective aspect (the aspect of a verb that expresses a completed action)

durative; durative aspect (the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration)

inchoative; inchoative aspect (aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb)

iterative; iterative aspect (the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action)


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Meaning:

The feelings expressed on a person's face

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

expression; look; face; facial expression; aspect

Context examples:

a sad expression / a look of triumph / an angry face

Hypernyms ("aspect" is a kind of...):

countenance; visage (the appearance conveyed by a person's face)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aspect"):

leer (a suggestive or sneering look or grin)

light; spark; sparkle; twinkle (merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance)


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