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English noun: aspect

1. aspect (cognition) a distinct feature or element in a problem

SamplesHe studied every facet of the question.


Broader (hypernym)characteristic, feature

Narrower (hyponym)sector, side, sphere, surface

2. aspect (attribute) a characteristic to be considered

Broader (hypernym)characteristic

3. aspect (cognition) the visual percept of a region

SamplesThe most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views.

Synonymspanorama, prospect, scene, view, vista

Broader (hypernym)visual image, visual percept

Narrower (hyponym)background, coast, exposure, foreground, glimpse, ground, middle distance, side view, tableau

4. aspect the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb

Broader (hypernym)grammatical relation

Narrower (hyponym)durative, durative aspect, inchoative, inchoative aspect, iterative, iterative aspect, perfective, perfective aspect

5. aspect (attribute) the feelings expressed on a person's face

SamplesA sad expression.
A look of triumph.
An angry face.

Synonymsexpression, face, facial expression, look

Broader (hypernym)countenance, visage

Narrower (hyponym)leer, light, spark, sparkle, twinkle

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