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.
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2. That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista. "The perspective of life." Goldsmith.
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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, arial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of outline in distant objects.
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Arial perspective is the expression of space by any means whatsoever, sharpness of edge, vividness of color, etc.
Ruskin.
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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.
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5. A drawing in linear perspective.
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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.
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