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Perspective
  • (a.) A drawing in linear perspective.
  • (a.) A glass through which objects are viewed.
  • (a.) That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.
  • (a.) 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.
  • (a.) 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.
  • (n.) Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical.
  • (n.) Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective.

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)


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