Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an man-made opening; usually small
  2. (noun, artifact) a device that controls amount of light admitted
  3. (noun, object) a natural opening in something

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Alternate forms of Aperture

Hyponyms: embouchure, micropyle, mouthpiece, pore, pupil, stoma, stomate

Hypernyms: hole, opening, regulator

Origin of the word Aperture

  1. 1640s, from L. apertura "an opening," from apertus, pp. of aperire "to open" (see overt). more

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Words that sound like Aperture

a fortiori, aberdare, abrader

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