aspiration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “aspiration” in the English Dictionary

"aspiration" in British English

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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 ​poorIrishimmigrants.
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aspiration noun (PHONETICS)

[U] the ​noise that is made when ​airescapes after a plosiveconsonantsound: In ​English, aspiration is an ​importantfeature in whether we ​hear a ​sound as /p/ or /b/ at the ​beginning of a word.
(Definition of aspiration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aspiration" in American English

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aspirationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌæs·pəˈreɪ·ʃən/
a ​stronghope or ​wish for ​achievement or ​success: He has ​political aspirations, and ​hopes to ​run for ​Congress some ​day.
(Definition of aspiration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aspiration”
in Chinese (Simplified) 志向,抱负, 渴望达到的目标…
in Turkish özlem, emel, hasretle beklenen…
in Russian стремление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 志向,抱負, 渴望達到的目標…
in Polish aspiracja, aspiracje…
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