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Definition of aspiration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually plural, uncountable] a strong desire to have or do something I didn't realize you had political aspirations. aspiration to do something He has never had any aspiration to earn a lot of money. aspiration for something What changes are needed to meet women's aspirations for employment?
  2. 2[uncountable] (phonetics) the action of pronouncing a word with an/h/ sound, as in house
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