Definitions for Perspectivepərˈspɛk tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, view, perspective(noun)

    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

    "consider what follows from the positivist view"

  2. perspective, linear perspective(noun)

    the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer

Wiktionary

  1. perspective(Noun)

    A view, vista or outlook.

  2. perspective(Noun)

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

  3. perspective(Noun)

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

  4. perspective(Noun)

    The choice of a single angle or point of view from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience.

  5. perspective(Noun)

    The ability to consider things in such relative perspective

  6. perspective(Noun)

    A perspective optical glass, as used in a telescope.

    Not a perspective, but a mirror. uE000101581uE001 Sir Thomas Browne.

  7. perspective(Noun)

    By analogy, sound recording technique to adjust and integrate sound sources seemingly naturally

  8. perspective(Adjective)

    providing visual aid

  9. perspective(Adjective)

    of, in or relating to perspective

  10. Origin: Recorded since 1381 (), from Old - or , from the first word of the Medieval () perspectiva ars "science of optics", the feminine of perspectivus "of sight, optical", from perspectus, the past participle of perspicere "to inspect, look through", itself from per- "through" + specere "to look at"; the noun sense was influenaced or mediated by () prospettiva, from prospetto 'prspect', itself from the above Latin prosecere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perspective(noun)

    of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical

  2. Perspective(noun)

    pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective

  3. Perspective(adj)

    a glass through which objects are viewed

  4. Perspective(adj)

    that which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista

  5. Perspective(adj)

    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. Perspective(adj)

    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. Perspective(adj)

    a drawing in linear perspective

  8. Origin: [L. perspicere, perspectum, to look through; per + spicere, specere, to look: cf. F. perspectif; or from E. perspective, n. See Spy, n.]

Freebase

  1. Perspective

    Perspective in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface, of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn: ⁕Smaller as their distance from the observer increases ⁕Foreshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of sight are relatively shorter than dimensions across the line of sight

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Perspective' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3172

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Perspective' in Nouns Frequency: #1166


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