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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
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).
Noun
1. (general)
a. edge
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arista
(Botánica) beard; (Matemáticas) edge; (Alpinismo) arête; (Archit) arris;
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