Definition of 'aperture'
Example sentences containing 'aperture'
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Quickly he ducked down behind the ladder; now he was completely out of sight of the aperture above him. THE DEVIL'S DOOR (2001)The canvas awning had been secured over the back of the vehicle, and the only aperture was the flap at the rear. THE DEVIL'S DOOR (2001)As the aperture of light was diminishing he put his hand round the door jamb. A WORM OF DOUBT (2001)
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Translations for 'aperture'
British English: aperture /ˈæpətʃə/ NOUN
An aperture is a narrow hole or gap.
Through the aperture he could see daylight.
- American English: aperture
- Arabic: ثقب
- Brazilian Portuguese: abertura
- Chinese: 小孔
- Croatian: otvor
- Czech: štěrbina
- Danish: åbning
- Dutch: opening
- European Spanish: orificio
- Finnish: aukko
- French: ouverture
- German: Öffnung
- Greek: άνοιγμα
- Italian: fessura
- Japanese: 開口部
- Korean: 구멍
- Norwegian: åpning
- Polish: otwór
- European Portuguese: abertura
- Romanian: deschizătură
- Russian: отверстие
- Spanish: apertura
- Swedish: öppning
- Thai: ช่อง
- Turkish: açıklık aralık
- Ukrainian: апертура
- Vietnamese: lỗ hổng
Definition of aperture from the Collins English Dictionary
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