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aspiration

Saltos de línea: as¦pir|ation
Pronunciación: /aspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definición de aspiration en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (usually aspirations) A hope or ambition of achieving something: the needs and aspirations of the people [mass noun]: the yawning gulf between aspiration and reality
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In my inauguration speech last year I expressed my hopes and aspirations for the year.
  • It spoke of the hurt as well as the hopes and aspirations of an underclass.
  • As a consequence the works do not seem to have much relevance to the needs and aspirations of the local community.
Sinónimos
2 [mass noun] Medicine The action or process of drawing breath.
Example sentences
  • These factors lead to either inhalation or aspiration of pathogens into the respiratory tract.
2.1The action of drawing fluid by suction from a vessel or cavity: bathing solutions were changed by careful aspiration
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Ultrasonography or aspiration must be used to establish a definitive diagnosis.
  • Imaging-guided aspiration of fluid collections is another diagnostic aid.
  • A 20-or 30-mL syringe should be used to provide optimal suction for aspiration.
3 [mass noun] Phonetics The action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath: there is no aspiration if the syllable begins with s
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If voicing is delayed, the voiceless region at the beginning of the vowel is known as aspiration.
  • She goes on to note that both English and Chinese make use of aspiration in their consonantal systems.

Origen

late Middle English (in sense 3): from Latin aspiratio(n-), from the verb aspirare (see aspire).

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Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
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