aspiration Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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aspirationnoun

uk   /ˌæs.pɪˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /-pɚˈeɪ-/

aspiration noun (HOPE)

C2 [C usually plural, U] something that you hope to achieve: I've never had any political aspirations. It's a story about the lives and aspirations of poor Irish immigrants.
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aspiration noun (PHONETICS)

[U] the noise that is made when air escapes after a plosive consonant sound: In English, aspiration is an important feature in whether we hear a sound as /p/ or /b/ at the beginning of a word.
Translations of “aspiration”
in Chinese (Traditional) 志向,抱負, 渴望達到的目標…
in Russian стремление…
in Turkish özlem, emel, hasretle beklenen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 志向,抱负, 渴望达到的目标…
in Polish aspiracja, aspiracje…
(Definition of aspiration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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