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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