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Definition of Perspective


  1. Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical.
  2. Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective.
  3. A glass through which objects are viewed.
  4. That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.
  5. The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by means of which the eye recognized them as being at a more or less measurable distance. Hence, aerial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of outline in distant objects.
  6. The art and the science of so delineating objects that they shall seem to grow smaller as they recede from the eye; -- called also linear perspective.
  7. A drawing in linear perspective.
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Perspective Translations

perspective in Danish is udsigt
perspective in Dutch is doorkijk, prospect, perspectief
perspective in French is perspective
perspective in German is Durchblick, Perspektive, Blickwinkel
perspective in Spanish is perspectiva
perspective in Swedish is perspektiv