Dictionary » A » Aspects



1. The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance. The basilisk killeth by aspect. His aspect was bent on the ground. (Sir W. Scott)

2. Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air. Serious in aspect. [Craggs] with aspect open shall erect his head. (Pope)

3. Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view. The aspect of affairs. 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. This town affords a good aspect toward the hill from whence we descended. (Evelyn)

6. (Science: astronomy) 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.

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. (Science: astronomy) The influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect. The astrologers call the evil influences of the stars evil aspects.

(Science: geometry) aspect of a plane, the direction of the plane.

Origin: L. Aspectus, fr. Aspicere, aspectum, to look at; ad _ spicere, specere, to look, akin to E. Spy.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

titanic sketch alibi until this

... can make restitution for you a amount in sustain bills. This also gives you an delusion ogrodzenia krotoszyn moment to look to if there are any aspects of the ancestry that you would like be experiencing changed. This in itself can salvage you a huge precipitately of readies since the changes ...

See entire post
by Fatthfgenmfds
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
Replies: 14
Views: 22348

Evolutionary psychology

So, maybe the textbook definition of instinct doesn't completely encompass human emotion. However, it seems that some aspects of "instinct" would be helpful to some people in better understanding emotion. Instinct is "an inherited tendency of an organism to behave in ...

See entire post
by 1300
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary psychology
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... humans have who live there....but Where should we be living? For years I have been pondering about Homo Sapiens natural habitat. This includes all aspects from lifestyle to nutrition to sun exposure, etc.... It started when i was getting into instinctive nutrition. I was eating a lemon thinking... ...

See entire post
by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 8976

Re: Re:

... professional experience in clinical microbiology and haematology among some other medical/biological stuff), or if you want to discuss some other aspects of your case, just shoot. In any case, I hope that you get the answers you're looking for -- if not from here then somewhere -- and manage to ...

See entire post
by biohazard
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 15876

Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory

... support has died down, but am curious to see which theory you support and why. Personally I find Out Of Africa to be a better theory in many aspects, although the model still has flaws causing contradictions to arise, such as DNA evidence suggesting Homo sapiens interbreeding with Homo neanderthalensis ...

See entire post
by sympallopatric
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory
Replies: 2
Views: 3310
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 4,821 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link