March 30, 2003

(In reference to the new summary statement above.)

aspiration n. 1. a strong desire, longing, or hope; ambition. 2. a goal or objective desired. 4. a. the articulation of a speech sound accompanied by an audible puff of breath. 5. b. the act of inhaling fluid or a foreign body into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting. [1375-1425; late ME] — aspirational, adj.

Excerpted from the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary.


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