arista
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Usage note
The plural of “arista” is “aristae.”
arista(
uh
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rihs
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tuh
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(botany)
a. la arista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These spikes of wheat have prickly aristae.Estas espigas de trigo tienen aristas que puyan.
2.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(biology)
a. la arista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Flies use their aristae to detect changes in temperature.Las moscas usan las aristas para percibir cambios de temperatura.
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arista
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arista(
ah
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rees
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (geometry)
a. edge
Calcula la longitud de las aristas del tetraedro.Calculate the length of the edges of the tetrahedron.
2. (facet)
a. aspect
Su trayectoria de investigación tiene muchas aristas interesantes.The trajectory of his research career has many interesting aspects.
3. (cutting edge)
a. sharp edge
Me golpeé contra la arista del escalón y me hice un tajo.I bumped into the sharp edge of the step and I cut myself.
4. (botany)
a. beard
Las aristas de la espiguilla no miden más de un centímetro.The beards of the bull grass are no longer than a centimeter.
5. (mountaineering)
a. ridge
Los alpinistas caminaron por la arista de la montaña.The mountaineers walked along the mountain ridge.
b. arête
Un guía de montaña guio a los dos montañistas por la arista que descendía desde la cumbre.A mountain guide lead the two mountaineers along the arête from the summit.
6. (architecture)
a. arris
Construimos un mirador en la arista formada por los planos inclinados del techo.We built a lookout tower on the arris formed by the sloping panels of the roof.
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arista
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. edge
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arista
(Botánica) beard; (Matemáticas) edge; (Alpinismo) arête; (Archit) arris;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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