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aspect

noun uk   /ˈæs.pekt/ us  

aspect noun (FEATURE)

B2 [C] one part of a situation, problem, subject, etc.: Which aspects of the job do you most enjoy? His illness affects almost every aspect of his life. That's the most worrying aspect of the situation. Lighting is a vitally important aspect of filmmaking. Have you thought about the problem from every aspect?

aspect noun (DIRECTION)

[C] the direction in which a building, window, room, or sloping field faces, or the view that can be seen because of this direction: The dining room has a southern aspect, which allows us to make the most of the sun.

aspect noun (APPEARANCE)

[S] formal the appearance of a place, or the expression on a person's face: The glasses and the beard lend him a rather scholarly aspect.

aspect noun (GRAMMAR)

[C or U] specialized language the form of a verb that shows how the meaning of that verb is considered in relation to time, typically expressing if an action is complete, repeated, or continuous

aspect noun (TV)

specialized media [C] (also aspect ratio) a measurement of the width compared to the height of the picture on a TV or computer screen: A widescreen picture has an aspect ratio of 16:9.
(Definition of aspect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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