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


  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.]


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perspective

    per-spek′tiv, n. a view or a vista: the art of drawing objects on a plane surface, so as to give the picture the same appearance to the eye as the objects themselves: just proportion in all the parts: a telescope or field-glass: a picture in perspective.—adj. pertaining or according to perspective.—adv. Perspec′tively.—ns. Perspec′tograph, an instrument for indicating correctly the points and outlines of objects; Perspectog′raphy, the science of perspective, or of delineating it.—Perspective plane, the surface on which the picture of the objects to be represented in perspective is drawn.—In perspective, according to the laws of perspective. [Fr.,—L. perspicĕre, perspectumper, through, specĕre, to look.]

British National Corpus

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perspective in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perspective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Kay:

    Perspective is worth 80 IQ points

  2. Owen Felltham:

    Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.

  3. Daniel Loeb:

    Yum is not an activist play from our perspective.

  4. Daniel Loeb:

    Yum! is not an activist play from our perspective.

  5. Ashley Olsen:

    I’m going to call [Saget] and get his perspective.

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Translations for Perspective

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • وجهة نظرArabic
  • perspektivaCzech
  • Perspektive, AussichtGerman
  • προοπτικήGreek
  • perspectivaSpanish
  • näkökulma, syvyysvaikutelma, perspektiivi, projektio, perspektiivikuvaFinnish
  • perspectiveFrench
  • परिप्रेक्ष्यHindi
  • prospettivaItalian
  • prospectuLatin
  • perspectief, doorzichtkunde, dieptezichtDutch
  • perspectivaPortuguese
  • перспектива, ракурс, обзор, вид, проекцияRussian
  • perspektívaSlovak

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