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1. aperture

noun. ['ˈæpɝtʃɝ'] a device that controls amount of light admitted.

Synonyms

  • photographic camera
  • telescope
  • camera
  • scope

Antonyms

  • closing

Etymology

  • apertura (Latin)
  • aperio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Aperture

  • badertscher
  • overture
  • researcher

Example sentences of the word aperture


1. Noun, singular or mass
To allow the right amount of light, both the eye and a camera have an aperture.

Quotes containing the word aperture


1. You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
- Alan W. Watts

2. There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That’s perfectly all right: it’s the aperture to finding out what’s right. Science is a self-correcting process.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

3. Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing concentric circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.
- Tom Wolfe, From Bauhaus to Our House

2. aperture

noun. ['ˈæpɝtʃɝ'] a natural opening in something.

Synonyms

  • hole
  • pupil
  • stomate
  • stoma
  • optic
  • micropyle
  • eye
  • oculus

Etymology

  • apertura (Latin)
  • aperio (Latin)

3. aperture

noun. ['ˈæpɝtʃɝ'] an man-made opening; usually small.

Synonyms

  • embouchure
  • opening

Antonyms

  • effector
  • inattention
  • natural object

Etymology

  • apertura (Latin)
  • aperio (Latin)
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