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Element vs. Aspect

Element and Aspect Definitions

Element

A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.

Aspect

A way in which something can be viewed by the mind
Looked at all aspects of the situation.

Element

Elements The basic assumptions or principles of a subject.

Aspect

A characteristic or feature of something
A novel with many unusual aspects.

Element

A member of a set.

Aspect

A particular look or facial expression; mien
"He was serious of aspect but wholly undistinguished" (Louis Auchincloss).
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Element

A point, line, or plane.

Aspect

Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point
"many small unsightly hillocks ... that had the aspect of graves" (Edgar Allan Poe).

Element

A part of a geometric configuration, such as an angle in a triangle.

Aspect

A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure
A building with a southern aspect.

Element

The generatrix of a geometric figure.

Aspect

A side or surface facing in a particular direction
The ventral aspect of the body.
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Element

Any of the terms in the rectangular array of terms that constitute a matrix or determinant.

Aspect

The configuration of the stars, constellations, or planets in relation to one another.

Element

Chemistry & Physics A substance composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus. Elements cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means. See Periodic Table.

Aspect

This configuration, thought by astrologers to influence human affairs.

Element

One of four substances, earth, air, fire, or water, formerly regarded as a fundamental constituent of the universe.

Aspect

A property of verbs in which the action or state is related to the passage of time, especially in reference to completion, duration, or repetition.
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Element

(Electricity)The resistance wire in an electrical appliance such as a heater or an oven.

Aspect

A set or category of verb forms indicating such a relation.

Element

Elements The forces that constitute the weather, especially severe or inclement weather:outside paint that had been damaged by the elements.

Aspect

(Archaic) An act of looking or gazing.

Element

An environment naturally suited to or associated with an individual:He is in his element when traveling. The business world is her element.

Aspect

Any specific feature, part, or element of something.
Japan's aging population is an important aspect of its economy.

Element

A distinct group within a larger community:the dissident element on campus.

Aspect

The way something appears when viewed from a certain direction or perspective.

Element

A ground unit in an air force comparable to a platoon.

Aspect

The way something appears when considered from a certain point of view.

Element

A unit of an air force equal to two or three aircraft.

Aspect

A phase or a partial, but significant view or description of something.

Element

Elements The bread and wine of the Eucharist.

Aspect

One's appearance or expression.

Element

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.
Letters are the elements of written language.

Aspect

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.
The house has a southern aspect, i.e. a position which faces the south.

Element

(chemistry) Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction or by any chemical means and made up of atoms all having the same number of protons.

Aspect

Prospect; outlook.

Element

One of the four basic building blocks of matter in theories of ancient philosophers and alchemists: water, earth, fire, and air.

Aspect

(grammar) A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event which the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding.

Element

A basic, simple substance out of which something is made, raw material.

Aspect

(astrology) The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.

Element

(legal) A required aspect or component of a cause of action. A deed is regarded as a violation of law only if each element can be proved.

Aspect

The personified manifestation of a deity that represents one or more of its characteristics or functions.

Element

(set theory) One of the objects in a set.

Aspect

(obsolete) The act of looking at something; gaze.

Element

(mathematics) One of the entries of a matrix.

Aspect

(obsolete) Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.

Element

Any of the teeth of a zip fastener.

Aspect

(programming) In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.

Element

A small part of the whole.
An element of the picture

Aspect

(rail) The visual indication of a colour light (or mechanical) signal as displayed to the driver. With colour light signals this would be red, yellow or green.

Element

A small but present amount of a quality, a hint.
An element of doubt

Aspect

To have a particular aspect or type of aspect.

Element

A factor, one of the conditions contributing to a result.

Aspect

(Wicca) To channel a divine being.

Element

(obsolete) The sky.

Aspect

(obsolete) To look at.

Element

(obsolete) Any one of the heavenly spheres believed to carry the celestial bodies.

Aspect

The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance.
His aspect was bent on the ground.

Element

Atmospheric forces such as strong winds and rains.
Exposed to the elements

Aspect

Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air.
[Craggs] with aspect open shall erect his head.

Element

A place or state of being that an individual or object is best suited to.
To be in one's element

Aspect

Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
The true aspect of a world lying in its rubbish.

Element

The bread and wine taken at Holy Communion.

Aspect

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.

Element

A group of people within a larger group having a particular common characteristic.
You sometimes find the hooligan element at football matches.

Aspect

Prospect; outlook.
This town affords a good aspect toward the hill from whence we descended.

Element

(in the plural only) The basic principles of a field of knowledge, basics, fundamentals, rudiments.

Aspect

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.

Element

A component in electrical equipment, often in the form of a coil, having a high resistance, thereby generating heat when a current is passed through it.
The element in this electric kettle can heat the water in under a minute.

Aspect

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

Element

(mathematics) An infinitesimal interval of a quantity, a differential.
The element of area in Cartesian coordinates is dx dy.

Aspect

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.

Element

(astronomy) An orbital element; one of the parameters needed to uniquely specify a particular orbit.

Aspect

To behold; to look at.

Element

(computing) One of the conceptual objects in a markup language, usually represented in text by tags.

Aspect

A distinct feature or element in a problem;
He studied every facet of the question

Element

(obsolete) To compound of elements.

Aspect

A characteristic to be considered

Element

(obsolete) To constitute and be the elements of.

Aspect

The visual percept of a region;
The most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

Element

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

Aspect

The beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb

Element

One of the ultimate, undecomposable constituents of any kind of matter. Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different kinds of matter by any means at present employed; as, the elements of water are oxygen and hydrogen.

Aspect

The expression on a person's face;
A sad expression
A look of triumph
An angry face

Element

One of the ultimate parts which are variously combined in anything; as, letters are the elements of written language; hence, also, a simple portion of that which is complex, as a shaft, lever, wheel, or any simple part in a machine; one of the essential ingredients of any mixture; a constituent part; as, quartz, feldspar, and mica are the elements of granite.
The simplicity which is so large an element in a noble nature was laughed to scorn.

Element

One out of several parts combined in a system of aggregation, when each is of the nature of the whole; as, a single cell is an element of the honeycomb.

Element

One of the simplest essential parts, more commonly called cells, of which animal and vegetable organisms, or their tissues and organs, are composed.

Element

An infinitesimal part of anything of the same nature as the entire magnitude considered; as, in a solid an element may be the infinitesimal portion between any two planes that are separated an indefinitely small distance. In the calculus, element is sometimes used as synonymous with differential.

Element

One of the necessary data or values upon which a system of calculations depends, or general conclusions are based; as, the elements of a planet's orbit.

Element

The simplest or fundamental principles of any system in philosophy, science, or art; rudiments; as, the elements of geometry, or of music.

Element

Any outline or sketch, regarded as containing the fundamental ideas or features of the thing in question; as, the elements of a plan.

Element

One of the simple substances, as supposed by the ancient philosophers; one of the imaginary principles of matter.
Of elementsThe grosser feeds the purer: Earth the Sea;Earth and the Sea feed Air; the Air those FiresEthereal.
Does not our life consist of the four elements?
And the complexion of the element [i. e.,the sky or air]In favor's like the work we have in hand,Most bloody, fiery, and most terrible.
About twelve ounces [of food], with mere element for drink.
They show that they are out of their element.

Element

The conditions and movements of the air.

Element

The whole material composing the world.
The elements shall melt with fervent heat.

Element

The bread and wine used in the eucharist or Lord's supper.

Element

To compound of elements or first principles.

Element

To constitute; to make up with elements.
His very soul was elemented of nothing but sadness.

Element

An abstract part of something;
Jealousy was a component of his character
Two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
The grammatical elements of a sentence
A key factor in her success
Humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

Element

Any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

Element

An artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;
Spare components for cars
A component or constituent element of a system

Element

One of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe;
The alchemists believed that there were four elements

Element

The most favorable environment for a plant or animal;
Water is the element of fishes

Element

The situation in which you are happiest and most effective;
In your element

Element

A straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

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