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Dictionary Definition



1 a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view" [syn: position, view]
2 the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer [syn: linear perspective]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A view, vista or outlook.
  2. The appearance of depth in objects, especially as perceived using binocular vision.
  3. The technique of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.
  4. The choice of a single point of view from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience.


a view, vista or outlook
the appearance of depth in objects
the technique of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface
the choice of a single point of view

Extensive Definition

Perspective may mean: Literally, in visual topics:
Metaphorically, in relation to cognitive topics:
Proper names:
In mathematics:

See also

perspective in Spanish: Perspectiva
perspective in French: Perspective
perspective in Ido: Perspektivo
perspective in Macedonian: Перспектива
perspective in Dutch: Perspectief
perspective in Polish: Perspektywa (ujednoznacznienie)
perspective in Portuguese: Perspectiva
perspective in Simple English: Perspective
perspective in Swedish: Perspektiv
perspective in Yiddish: פערספעקטיוו

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