Definition of Perspective. Meaning of Perspective. Synonyms of Perspective

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Definition of Perspective

Perspective
Perspective Per*spec"tive, a. [L. perspicere, perspectum, to look through; per + spicere, specere, to look: cf. F. perspectif; or from E. perspective, n. See Spy, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical. [Obs.] --Bacon. 2. Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective. Perspective plane, the plane or surface on which the objects are delineated, or the picture drawn; the plane of projection; -- distinguished from the ground plane, which is that on which the objects are represented as standing. When this plane is oblique to the principal face of the object, the perspective is called oblique perspective; when parallel to that face, parallel perspective. Perspective shell (Zo["o]l.), any shell of the genus Solarium and allied genera. See Solarium.
Perspective
Perspective Per*spec"tive, n. [F. perspective, fr. perspectif: cf. It. perspettiva. See Perspective, a.] 1. A glass through which objects are viewed. [Obs.] ``Not a perspective, but a mirror.' --Sir T. Browne. 2. That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista. ``The perspective of life.' --Goldsmith. 3. 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, a["e]rial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of outline in distant objects. A["e]rial perspective is the expression of space by any means whatsoever, sharpness of edge, vividness of color, etc. --Ruskin. 4. 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. 5. A drawing in linear perspective. Isometrical perspective, an inaccurate term for a mechanical way of representing objects in the direction of the diagonal of a cube. Perspective glass, a telescope which shows objects in the right position.

Meaning of Perspective from wikipedia

- Perspective may refer to: Perspectivity, the formation of an image in a picture plane of a scene viewed from a fixed point, and its modelling in geometry...
- Perspective (from Latin: per****ere 'to see through') in the graphic arts is an approximate representation, generally on a flat surface (such as paper)...
- Perspective distortion may refer to: Perspective projection distortion Perspective distortion (photography)...
- Perspective correction may refer to: Perspective control procedure for editing photographs Perspective distortion (photography) for perspective handling...
- Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear ****her away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is...
- Reverse perspective, also called inverse perspective, inverted perspective, divergent perspective, or Byzantine perspective, is a form of perspective drawing...
- originated in China. Its function in Chinese art was similar to linear perspective in European art. Axonometry, and the pictorial grammar that goes with...
- False Perspective is the title of an engraving produced by William Hogarth in 1754 for his friend Joshua Kirby's pamphlet on linear perspective. The intent...
- story presents their story, including: Narrative point of view: the perspective (or type of personal or non-personal "lens") through which a story is...
- Aerial perspective or atmospheric perspective refers to the effect the atmosphere has on the appearance of an object as it is viewed from a distance. As...
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