Aspect

Aspect may be:

  • Aspect (computer programming), a feature that is linked to many parts of a program, but which is not necessarily the primary function of the program.
  • Grammatical aspect, in linguistics, a component of the conjugation of a verb, having to do with the internal temporal flow of an event
  • Lexical aspect, in linguistics, a distinction among different kinds of verb according to their relation to time
  • Astrological aspect, the relative angle between two heavenly bodies
  • Aspect (geography), the direction in which a slope faces
  • Aspect (trade union), a trade union in the United Kingdom
  • An anatomic term, see Anatomical terms of location
  • Aspect (Dungeons & Dragons), aspect refers to a figure which is the representation of a god

Companies:

  • Aspect Co., a Japanese video game company
  • Warner Aspect, an imprint of the publishing company Warner Books, focusing on works of science fiction

People:

  • Alain Aspect, a French physicist

Aspect may also refer to:

  • In railway signalling, the aspect is the number of lights on a signal, and their state. For example, the standard three-light traffic signal is a three-aspect signal.

Famous quotes containing the word aspect:

    Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-ideaed individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.
    Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1861–1933)

    [Convey to your child] that you understand how hard it can be to lose a friend, that under the circumstances feeling sad, angry, hurt or rejected is perfectly normal, that the friendship had some good things and some bad things to it and that neither aspect should be overlooked. . . . Children should be helped to realize that in time they’ll find other friends—but they mustn’t expect a new friend to “replace” a former one.
    Myron Brenton (20th century)

    We do not associate the idea of antiquity with the ocean, nor wonder how it looked a thousand years ago, as we do of the land, for it was equally wild and unfathomable always. The Indians have left no traces on its surface, but it is the same to the civilized man and the savage. The aspect of the shore only has changed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)