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perspective

per·spec·tive

perspective

 
pronunciation:
pr spek tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a technique of representation in three dimensions and in appropriate spatial relationships on a flat surface, or a design or depiction using this technique.
Her drawings show excellent use of perspective.
definition 2: a visual or mental view, as of a scene or a subject and the interrelationships of its parts or facts; vista; prospect.
From the perspective of an ant, a crumb must be gigantic.This seems unfair from my perspective.
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synonyms:
angle, outlook, point of view, prospect, viewpoint
similar words:
aspect, bias, overview, picture, position, regard, sentiment, sight, slant, stance, tendency, vantage, vista
definition 3: the ability to perceive the relationships between aspects of a subject and to evaluate their relative importance.
He was so angry that he lost all perspective and blew this small matter completely out of proportion.
similar words:
judgment, outlook, reach, vision
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to representation in perspective.
a perspective drawing
derivations: perspectiveless (adj.), perspectively (adv.)
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