Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a distinct feature or element in a problem
  2. (noun, attribute) a characteristic to be considered
  3. (noun, cognition) the visual percept of a region
  4. (noun, linkdef) the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
  5. (noun, attribute) the feelings expressed on a person's face
    a look of triumph
    an angry face

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Origin of the word Aspect

  1. late 14c., an astronomical term, "relative position of the planets as they appear," from L. aspectus "seeing, looking, appearance," from pp. of aspicere "to look at," from ad- "to" + specere "to look" (see scope (1)). Meaning "the look one wears, the appearance of things" arose 1590s. more

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Words that sound like Aspect

asphyxiate, asphyxiated, auspicate

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