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:

    These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    If someone were to prove to me—right this minute—that God, in all his luminousness, exists, it wouldn’t change a single aspect of my behavior.
    Luis Buñuel (1900–1983)

    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)