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Meaning of “aspect” in the English Dictionary

"aspect" in British English

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aspectnoun

uk   us   /ˈæs.pekt/
  • aspect noun (FEATURE)

B2 [C] one ​part of a ​situation, ​problem, ​subject, etc.: Which aspects of the ​job do you most ​enjoy? His ​illnessaffectsalmost every aspect of his ​life. That's the most ​worrying aspect of the ​situation. Lighting is a ​vitallyimportant aspect offilmmaking. Have you ​thought about the ​problem from every aspect?

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  • aspect noun (DIRECTION)

[C] the ​direction in which a ​building, ​window, ​room, or ​slopingfieldfaces, or the ​view that can be ​seen because of this ​direction: The ​diningroom has a ​southern aspect, which ​allows us to make the most of the ​sun.
  • 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, ​typicallyexpressing if an ​action is ​complete, ​repeated, or ​continuous
  • aspect noun (TV)

specialized media [C] (also aspect ratio) a ​measurement of the ​widthcompared to the ​height of the ​picture on a TV or ​computerscreen: A ​widescreenpicture has an aspect ​ratio of 16:9.
(Definition of aspect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aspect" in American English

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aspectnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæs·pekt/
a ​particularfeature of or way of ​thinking about something, esp. something ​complicated: There’s another aspect of the ​cost of ​caring for ​oldparents at ​home that I’d like to ​mention. He ​knowsalmost every aspect of the ​criminaljusticesystem. A ​farmer has to ​handlevarious aspects of the ​business.
(Definition of aspect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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