Aspect vs Subject - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between aspect and subject

is that aspect is the way something appears when viewed from a certain direction or perspective while subject is (label) in a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with in active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same.

As an adjective subject is

likely to be affected by or to experience something.

As a verb subject is

to cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.

aspect

English

(wikipedia aspect)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The way something appears when viewed from a certain direction or perspective.
  • The way something appears when considered from a certain point of view.
  • A phase or a partial, but significant view or description of something
  • One's appearance or expression.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Dryden)
  • serious in aspect
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=4, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect .}}
  • * 2009 , (Hilary Mantel), (Wolf Hall) , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 145:
  • It is Stephen Gardiner, black and scowling, his aspect in no way improved by his trip to Rome.
  • 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.
  • Prospect; outlook.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Evelyn)
  • This town affords a good aspect toward the hill from whence we descended.
  • (grammar) 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.
  • (astrology) The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.
  • (Milton)
  • (obsolete) The act of looking at something; gaze.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) Sir (Francis Bacon)
  • The basilisk killeth by aspect .
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) Sir (Walter Scott)
  • His aspect was bent on the ground.
  • (obsolete) Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (Thomas Burnet)
  • the true aspect of a world lying in its rubbish
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars)
  • the aspect of affairs
  • (computing, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.
  • Synonyms

    * (visual expression) blee, appearance, look

    Hyponyms

    (Grammatical aspect) * (grammar) aorist aspect, iterative aspect, perfective aspect, imperfective aspect, semelfactive aspect, progressive aspect, perfect aspect

    Derived terms

    * aspect ratio * aspectual

    subject

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Likely to be affected by or to experience something.
  • a country subject to extreme heat
  • * Dryden
  • All human things are subject to decay.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them
  • Conditional upon.
  • Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
  • (Spenser)
  • Placed under the power of another; owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state.
  • * John Locke
  • Esau was never subject to Jacob.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) In a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same.
  • The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, field of study, etc.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • the subject for heroic song
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Make choice of a subject , beautiful and noble, which shall afford an ample field of matter wherein to expatiate.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • the unhappy subject of these quarrels
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=5 citation , passage=Then I had a good think on the subject of the hocussing of Cigarette, and I was reluctantly bound to admit that once again the man in the corner had found the only possible solution to the mystery.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The departure was not unduly prolonged.
  • A particular area of study.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains.
  • A citizen in a monarchy.
  • A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority.
  • (label) The main theme or melody, especially in a fugue.
  • * (1823-1895)
  • The earliest known form of subject is the ecclesiastical cantus firmus , or plain song.
  • A human, animal or an inanimate object that is being examined, treated, analysed, etc.
  • * (Conyers Middleton) (1683-1750)
  • Writers of particular livesare apt to be prejudiced in favour of their subject .
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field.}}

    Synonyms

    * (discussion) matter, topic

    Derived terms

    * subject title

    See also

    * object * predicate

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
  • Synonyms

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