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aperture

ap·er·ture

aperture

 
 
pronunciation:
ae pr chr
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a narrow opening, such as a hole, crack, gap, or slit.
An aperture in the wall allowed us to peek into the room.
synonyms:
crack, opening, slit
similar words:
air hole, chink, cleft, eye, eyehole, eyelet, gap, hole, orifice, outlet, peephole, pore, spiracle, vent
definition 2: an opening, often adjustable, that controls the amount of light reaching the lens on a camera or other optical instrument.
similar words:
eye, filter, opening, stop
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derivations: apertural (adj.), apertured (adj.)