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Dictionary Definition



1 a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question" [syn: facet]
2 a characteristic to be considered
3 the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views" [syn: view, prospect, scene, vista, panorama]
4 the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
5 the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn: expression, look, facial expression, face]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • from the Latin word, spex, meaning 'observer'



  1. the way something appears when viewed from a particular direction.
  2. a term used to indicate an angular relationship between points in a horoscope.
  3. grammatical quality of a verb 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.


the way something appears
  • Albanian: aspekt
  • Chinese: (tǐ)
  • Czech: stránka
  • Finnish: puoli, näkökanta, näkökulma
  • French: aspect
  • Galician: aspecto
  • German: Aspekt
  • Greek: άποψη (ápopsi)
  • Hebrew: היבט (heybet')
  • Italian: aspetto
  • Japanese: (sō)
  • Polish: aspekt
  • Portuguese: aspecto
  • Russian: вид (vid)
  • Slovak: aspekt
  • Slovene: vid
  • Spanish: aspecto
quality of a verb
  • Albanian: aspekt
  • Czech: vid
  • Greek: ποιόν ενεργείας (poión energeías), (ρηματική) όψη ((rimatikí) ópsi)

Extensive Definition

Aspect may be:
  • Aspect (computer science), a feature that is linked to many parts of a program, but which is not necessarily the primary function of the program
  • Grammatical aspect, a component of the conjugation of a verb, having to do with the internal temporal flow of an event
  • Lexical aspect, a distinction among different kinds of verb according to their relation to time
  • Astrological aspect, the relative angle between two heavenly bodies
  • Aspect (geography), the direction in which a slope faces
  • Warner Aspect, an imprint of the publishing company Warner Books, focusing on works of science fiction.
Aspect may also refer to:
  • In railway signalling, the aspect is the number of lights on a signal, and their state. For example, the standard three-light traffic signal is a three-aspect signal.
  • In Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures, aspect refers to a figure which is the representation of a god, e.g. Aspect of Kord.

See also

aspect in Czech: Aspekt
aspect in Danish: Aspekt
aspect in German: Aspekt
aspect in Georgian: ასპექტი
aspect in Japanese: アスペクト
aspect in Polish: Aspekt
aspect in Simple English: Aspect
aspect in Slovak: Aspekt
aspect in Finnish: Aspekti
aspect in Ukrainian: Аспект (значення)

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