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aspect


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspect  \As"pect\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  A  view  of  a  plane  from  a  given  direction,  usually  from  above; 
  more  exactly,  the  manner  of  presentation  of  a  plane  to  a 
  fluid  through  which  it  is  moving  or  to  a  current.  If  an 
  immersed  plane  meets  a  current  of  fluid  long  side  foremost, 
  or  in  broadside  aspect,  it  sustains  more  pressure  than  when 
  placed  short  side  foremost.  Hence  long  narrow  wings  are  more 
  effective  than  short  broad  ones  of  the  same  area. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspect  \As"pect\,  n.  [L.  aspectus  fr  aspicere  aspectum  to 
  look  at  ad  +  spicere,  specere  to  look  akin  to  E.  spy.] 
  1.  The  act  of  looking;  vision;  gaze;  glance.  [R.]  ``The 
  basilisk  killeth  by  aspect.''  --Bacon. 
 
  His  aspect  was  bent  on  the  ground.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Look  or  particular  appearance  of  the  face;  countenance; 
  mien;  air.  ``Serious  in  aspect.''  --Dryden. 
 
  [Craggs]  with  aspect  open  shall  erect  his  head. 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Appearance  to  the  eye  or  the  mind;  look  view.  ``The 
  aspect  of  affairs.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  true  aspect  of  a  world  lying  in  its  rubbish. 
  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  4.  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;  as  a 
  house  has  a  southern  aspect,  that  is  a  position  which 
  faces  the  south. 
 
  5.  Prospect;  outlook.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  town  affords  a  good  aspect  toward  the  hill  from 
  whence  we  descended.  --Evelyn. 
 
  6.  (Astrol.)  The  situation  of  planets  or  stars  with  respect 
  to  one  another,  or  the  angle  formed  by  the  rays  of  light 
  proceeding  from  them  and  meeting  at  the  eye;  the  joint 
  look  of  planets  or  stars  upon  each  other  or  upon  the 
  earth.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  The  aspects  which  two  planets  can  assume  are  five 
  sextile,  ?,  when  the  planets  are  60[deg]  apart; 
  quartile,  or  quadrate,  ?,  when  their  distance  is 
  90[deg]  or  the  quarter  of  a  circle;  trine,  ?,  when  the 
  distance  is  120[deg];  opposition,  ?,  when  the  distance 
  is  180[deg],  or  half  a  circle;  and  conjunction,  ?,  when 
  they  are  in  the  same  degree.  Astrology  taught  that  the 
  aspects  of  the  planets  exerted  an  influence  on  human 
  affairs,  in  some  situations  for  good  and  in  others  for 
  evil. 
 
  7.  (Astrol.)  The  influence  of  the  stars  for  good  or  evil;  as 
  an  ill  aspect.  --Shak. 
 
  The  astrologers  call  the  evil  influences  of  the 
  stars  evil  aspects.  --Bacon. 
 
  {Aspect  of  a  plane}  (Geom.),  the  direction  of  the  plane. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspect  \As*pect"\,  v.  t.  [L.  aspectare  v.  intens.  of  aspicere 
  See  {Aspect},  n.] 
  To  behold;  to  look  at  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aspect 
  n  1:  a  distinct  feature  or  element  in  a  problem;  "he  studied 
  every  facet  of  the  question"  [syn:  {facet}] 
  2:  a  characteristic  to  be  considered 
  3:  the  visual  percept  of  a  region;  "the  most  desirable  feature 
  of  the  park  are  the  beautiful  views"  [syn:  {view},  {prospect}, 
  {scene},  {vista},  {panorama}] 
  4:  the  beginning  or  duration  or  completion  or  repetition  of  the 
  action  of  a  verb 
  5:  the  expression  on  a  person's  face;  "a  sad  expression";  "a 
  look  of  triumph";  "an  angry  face"  [syn:  {expression},  {look}, 
  {facial  expression},  {face}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ASPECT 
 
    An  {IPSE}  developed  by  an  {Alvey}  project, 
  using  {Z}  to  specify  the  {object-management  system}  and  tool 
  interface. 
 
  (1996-03-25) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ASpecT 
 
    Algebraic  specification  of  {abstract  data  types}. 
  A  {strict}  {functional  language}  that  compiles  to  {C}. 
 
  Versions  of  ASpecT  are  available  for  {Sun},  {Ultrix},  {NeXT}, 
  {Macintosh},  {OS/2}  2.0,  {Linux},  {RS/6000},  {Atari},  {Amiga}. 
 
  {(ftp://wowbagger.uni-bremen.de/pub/programming/languages)}. 
 
  (1996-03-25) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  aspect 
 
    In  {aspect-oriented  programming},  a  modular  unit 
  of  control  over  {emergent  entities}. 
 
  (1999-08-31) 
 
 




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