A'perture. n.s. [from apertus, open.]
- The act of opening.
Hence ariseth the facility of joining a consonant to a vowel, because from an appulse to an aperture is easier, than from one appulse to another. Holder's Elements of Speech.
- An open place.
If memory be made by the easy motion of the spirits through the opened passages, images, without doubt, pass through the same apertures. Glanville's Scepsis Scientifica, Preface.
- The hole next the object glass of a telescope or microscope.
The concave metal bore an aperture of an inch; but the aperture was limited by an opaque circle, perforated in the middle. Newton's Opticks.
- Enlargement; explanation: a sense seldom found.
It is too much untwisted by the doctors, and, like philosophy, made intricate by explications, and difficult by the aperture and dissolution of distinctions. Taylor's Worthy Communic.