noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin aspectus, from aspicere to look at, from ad- + specere to look — more at spy Date: 14th century 1. a. the position of planets or stars with respect to one another held by astrologers to influence human affairs; also the apparent position (as conjunction) of a body in the solar system with respect to the sun b. a position facing a particular direction ; exposure <
the house has a southern aspect
c. the manner of presentation of a plane to a fluid through which it is moving or to a current 2. a. (1) appearance to the eye or mind (2) a particular appearance of countenance ; mien b. a particular status or phase in which something appears or may be regarded <
studied every aspect of the question
3. archaic an act of looking ; gaze 4. a. the nature of the action of a verb as to its beginning, duration, completion, or repetition and without reference to its position in time b. a set of inflected verb forms that indicate aspect • aspectual adjective

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