Definitions for vanishing point
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a point of disappearance or cessation.
the point at which receding parallel lines appear to converge.
Category: Fine Arts
Origin of vanishing point:
the point beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist
the appearance of a point on the horizon at which parallel lines converge
The point in a perspective drawing at which parallel lines receding from an observer seem to converge.
The situation in which, place where, or point in time when some object or phenomenon is no longer observable or notable.
In graphical perspective, a vanishing point is a point in the picture plane π that is determined by a line in space. Given the oculus or eye point O and a line L not parallel to π, let M be the line through O and parallel to L. Then the vanishing point of L is the intersection of M and π. Traditional linear drawings use one to three vanishing points.
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