Definition of perspective in English:
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[MASS NOUN] the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other:the theory and practice of perspective[AS MODIFIER]: a perspective drawing
the appearance of viewed objects with regard to their relative position, distance from the viewer, etc.:a trick of perspective
[COUNT NOUN] a view or prospect.
Geometry: the relation of two figures in the same plane, such that pairs of corresponding points lie on concurrent lines, and corresponding lines meet in collinear points.
A particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view:most guidebook history is written from the editor’s perspective
[MASS NOUN] true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion:we must keep a sense of perspective about what he’s done/though these figures shock, they need to be put into perspective
an apparent spatial distribution in perceived sound.
late Middle English (in the sense ‘optics’): from medieval Latin perspectiva (ars) ‘(science of) optics’, from perspect- ‘looked at closely’, from the verb perspicere, from per- ‘through’ + specere ‘to look’.