Definition of “aspiration” - English Dictionary

“aspiration” in British English

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uk /ˌæs.pɪˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæs.pəˈreɪ.ʃən/

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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(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 strong hope 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)