Definition for AS-PECT

AS-PECT, n. [L. aspectus, from aspicio, to look on, of ad and specio, to see or look.]

  1. Look; view; appearance to the eye or the mind; as, to present an object or a subject in its true aspect, or under a double aspect. So we say, public affairs have a favorable aspect.
  2. Countenance; look, or particular appearance of the face; as a mild or severe aspect.
  3. View; sight; act of seeing. [This sense is now unusual.]
  4. Position or situation with regard to seeing, or that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; as, a house has a southern aspect, that is, a position which faces or looks to the south.
  5. In astronomy, the situation of one planet with respect to another. The aspects are five; sextile, when the planets are 60° distant; quartile, or quadrate, when their distance is 90°, or the quarter of a circle; trine, when the distance is l20°; opposition, when the distance is 180°, or half a circle; and conjunction, when they are in the same degree.

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