Definition of Perspective

1. Noun. A way of regarding situations or topics etc.. "Consider what follows from the positivist view"

Exact synonyms: Position, View
Generic synonyms: Orientation
Specialized synonyms: Bird's Eye View, Panoramic View, Futurism, Cutting Edge, Forefront, Vanguard, Paradigm, Light, Sight, Weltanschauung, World View, Straddle
Derivative terms: View, View

2. Noun. The appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer.

Definition of Perspective

1. a. Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical.

2. n. A glass through which objects are viewed.

Definition of Perspective

1. Noun. A view, vista or outlook. ¹

2. Noun. The appearance of depth in objects, especially as perceived using binocular vision. ¹

3. Noun. The technique of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) The choice of a single angle or point of view from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience. ¹

5. Noun. The ability to consider things in such relative perspective ¹

6. Noun. A perspective optical glass, as used in a telescope. ¹

7. Noun. By analogy, sound recording technique to adjust and integrate sound sources seemingly naturally ¹

8. Adjective. (obsolete) providing visual aid ¹

9. Adjective. of, in or relating to perspective ¹

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Definition of Perspective

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Medical Definition of Perspective

1. 1. A glass through which objects are viewed. "Not a perspective, but a mirror." 2. That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista. "The perspective of life." 3. The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by means of which the eye recognised them as being at a more or less measurable distance. Hence, aerial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of outline in distant objects. "Aerial perspective is the expression of space by any means whatsoever, sharpness of edge, vividness of colour, 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. Synonym: 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. Origin: F. Perspective, fr. Perspectif: cf. It. Perspettiva. See Perspective. 1. Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical. 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, any shell of the genus Solarium and allied genera. See Solarium. Origin: L. Perspicere, perspectum, to look through; per + spicere, specere, to look: cf. F. Perspectif; or from E. Perspective, n. See Spy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perspective

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personnel office
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personnel selection
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personnel staffing and scheduling information systems
personnel turnover
persons of color
persons of ordinary skill in the art
persons of size
perspective (current term)

Literary usage of Perspective

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"From Rule I we also deduce: (1) That when a horizontal line is parallel to the picture plane, its perspective is parallel to the horizontal line. ..."

2. Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science: Comprising by Charles Davies, William Guy Peck (1855)
"The ligure HKQ be required to find the perspective of a cube and its shadow in the ... TSH is the perspective of the outline of the shadow cast on the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"For similar reasons the human figure is never put into perspective, but is always ... Angular perspective. A method of perspective in which a rectangular ..."

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