Definitions of perspective

  1. the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
  2. Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective.
  3. A distant view; the art of representing objects, on a plane surface, in three dimensions, as they appear to the eye; the effect of distance on the appearance of objects.
  4. A view, vista: the art of delineating objects on a plane surface as they appear to the eye: a picture in perspective.
  5. Pertaining to perspective.
  6. View; vista; art of representing objects on a plane surface as they appear to the eye.
  7. The art of delineating solid objects on a flat surface, so that they shall appear in relief like the real objects.
  8. A distant view; vista.
  9. The art of representing objects on a piano surface with the same effect on the eye as the presentation of the objects themselves; a representation of objects in perspective; view; vista; a telescope.
  10. A view or prospect; the art of drawing on paper or canvas, & c., pictures of objects or scenery as they appear to the eye from any given point, either real or imaginary; a pocket- telescope.
  11. Perspectively.
  12. A glass through which objects are viewed.
  13. That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.
  14. 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.
  15. A drawing in linear perspective.
  16. 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.
  17. Pertaining to, or in accordance with, the art of showing, on a surface, objects as they appear to the eye.
  18. Pertaining or according to perspective.
  19. Pertaining to or drawn in perspective.
  20. Relating to the art of perspective.