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aspect (n.)

late 14c., an astrological term, "relative position of the planets as they appear from earth" (i.e., how they "look at" one another); also "one of the ways of viewing something," from Latin aspectus "a seeing, looking at, sight, view; countenance; appearance," from past participle of aspicere "to look at, look upon, behold; observe, examine," figuratively "consider, ponder," from ad "to" (see ad-) + specere "to look" (from PIE root *spek- "to observe"). Meanings "the look one wears; the appearance of things" are attested by early 15c. Sense of "a facing in a given direction" is from 1660s.

Origin and meaning of aspect

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Definitions of aspect

aspect (n.)
a distinct feature or element in a problem;
Synonyms: facet
aspect (n.)
a characteristic to be considered;
aspect (n.)
the visual percept of a region;
Synonyms: view / prospect / scene / vista / panorama
aspect (n.)
the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb;
aspect (n.)
the feelings expressed on a person's face;
Synonyms: expression / look / facial expression / face
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