• Any specific feature, part, or element of something.
  • The way something appears when viewed from a certain direction or perspective.
  • The way something appears when considered from a certain point of view.
  • A phase or a partial, but significant view or description of something.
  • One's appearance or expression.
  • Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass.
  • Prospect; outlook.
  • A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event which the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding.
  • The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.
  • The personified manifestation of a deity that represents one or more of its characteristics or functions.
  • The act of looking at something; gaze.
  • Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
  • In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.
  • The visual indication of a colour light (or mechanical) signal as displayed to the driver. With colour light signals this would be red, yellow or green.



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  • From Middle English aspect, from Latin aspectus ("look, sight; appearance"), from aspiciō, from ad- + speciō.

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