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aspect

as·pect

aspect

 
 
pronunciation:
ae spekt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part or element.
Our assignment was to write about one interesting aspect of space travel, so I chose the training of astronauts.
 
synonyms:
element, part
similar words:
attribute, characteristic, factor, feature, phase
definition 2: side or view.
Riding in the cart, we had a good view of the horse's rear aspect.
synonyms:
appearance
similar words:
front, side, view
definition 3: a way in which something can be seen or considered.
From this aspect, the tree looks easy to climb.
synonyms:
angle, side
similar words:
appearance, interpretation, light, perspective, slant, viewpoint, way
definition 4: expression on the face.
Grandfather's grim aspect told me he already knew about the broken window.
synonyms:
expression
similar words:
air, cast, face, look
Word Parts
The word aspect contains the following parts:
a-3 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix a-3 occurs in Latin and Old French loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad-, which, in Latin loanwords, is used before roots beginning with "s" and another consonant, such as "spect" and "scrib." See ad-.
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