Definition of aspect ratio in English:

aspect ratio

Syllabification: as·pect ra·tio


  • 1The ratio of two dimensions of something as considered from a specific direction, in particular.
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    • It was established that the central, [delta] - and corner zones of these high aspect ratio gels produce different directions of cell alignment.
    • Furthermore, for a fixed volume protruding above the cell membrane, there is a specific aspect ratio that gives a minimum total force on the cell nucleus.
    • In addition to controlling the size and aspect ratio of the forward-scattering lobe, we can position it away from the surface normal for incoming normal incidence light.
  • 1.1The ratio of the width to the height of the image on a television screen.
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    • By choosing the amount by which we squeeze the image inwards, we can transmit an image that has the right aspect ratio on any widescreen television.
    • Preserving the full-frame aspect ratio of the television broadcast, the video here is clean, bright, and surprisingly warm.
    • Worst of all, the film has been modified from its original aspect ratio to ‘full screen format.’
  • 1.2 Aeronautics The ratio of the span to the mean chord of an airfoil.
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    • Another interesting thing is that the speed polar of the higher aspect ratio wing (constant span) lies above the original polar at all speeds!
    • Wing area doesn't effect it, other than more area generally means a lower aspect ratio, and therefore lower span efficiency.
    • Physically, the new wing will have a higher aspect ratio and a more pronounced sweepback angle, allowing for more efficient high-speed cruise performance.

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