Meaning of “aspect” in the English Dictionary

"aspect" in British English

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aspectnoun

uk /ˈæs.pekt/ 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 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?

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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 (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

(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 particular feature of or way of thinking about something, esp. something complicated:

There’s another aspect of the cost of caring for old parents at home that I’d like to mention.
He knows almost every aspect of the criminal justice system.
A farmer has to handle various aspects of the business.

(Definition of “aspect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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