aspiration

See also: Aspiration

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

aspire +‎ -ation

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NounEdit

aspiration (countable and uncountable, plural aspirations)

  1. The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual (with common adjunct adpositions being to and of).
    Riley has an aspiration to become a doctor.
    Morgan has an aspiration of winning the game.
    • 2019 October, “Funding for 20tph East London Line service”, in Modern Railways, page 18:
      TfL retains aspirations to further increase frequency on the ELL [East London Line] to 24tph, which would require a switch from conventional signalling to a digital railway solution involving automatic train operation on the core section.
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Etymology 2Edit

From aspirate +‎ -ion or borrowed from Latin aspiratio, aspirationem.

NounEdit

aspiration (countable and uncountable, plural aspirations)

  1. The action of aspirating.
  2. (phonetics) A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
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DanishEdit

NounEdit

aspiration c (singular definite aspirationen, plural indefinite aspirationer)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin aspiratio, aspirationem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /as.pi.ʁa.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

aspiration f (plural aspirations)

  1. aspiration

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