In physical geography, aspect generally refers to the horizontal direction to which a mountain slope faces. For example, a slope on the eastern edge of the Rockies toward the Great Plains is described as having an easterly aspect. A slope which falls down to a deep valley on its western side and a shallower one on its eastern side has a westerly aspect or is a west-facing slope. The term can also be used to describe the shape or alignment of a coastline. Here, the aspect is the direction which the coastline is facing towards the sea. For example, a coastline with sea to the northeast has a northeasterly aspect.

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  1. The way something appears when viewed in a certain manner.
  2. One's appearance or expression.
  3. 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.
  4. Prospect; outlook.
  5. A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding.
  6. The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.
  7. The act of looking at something; gaze.
  8. Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
  9. In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.

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