perspective


perspective
perspective [pər spek′tiv]
adj.
[ME < LL perspectivus < L perspicere, to look through < per, through + specere, to look: see SPY]
1. of perspective
2. drawn in perspective
n.
[ME perspectif < ML (ars) perspectiva, perspective (art)]
1. the art of picturing objects or a scene in such a way, e.g., by converging lines (linear perspective), as to show them as they appear to the eye with reference to relative distance or depth
2.
a) the appearance of objects or scenes as determined by their relative distance and positions
b) the effect of relative distance and position
3. the relationship or proportion of the parts of a whole, regarded from a particular standpoint or point in time
4.
a) a specific point of view in understanding or judging things or events, esp. one that shows them in their true relations to one another
b) the ability to see things in a true relationship
5. a picture in perspective
6. a distant view; vista
perspectively
adv.

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