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Topic: GRAMMAR

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of aspicere 'to look at', from ad- 'to' + specere 'to look'

aspect

noun
     
as‧pect S3 W1
1 [countable] one part of a situation, idea, plan etc that has many parts
aspect of
Dealing with people is the most important aspect of my work.
Alcoholism affects all aspects of family life.
2 [countable] the direction in which a window, room, front of a building etc faces:
a south-facing aspect
3 [singular, uncountable] literary the appearance of someone or something:
The storm outside gave the room a sinister aspect.
4 [uncountable and countable]SLG technical the form of a verb in grammar that shows whether an action is continuing, or happens always, again and again, or once:
'He sings' differs from 'He is singing' in aspect.
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