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perspective

noun (ART)    /pəˈspek.tɪv/ US  /pɚˈspek-/
[U] the way that objects appear smaller when they are further away and the way parallel lines appear to meet each other at a point in the distance: In 15th-century Italy, artists rediscovered the rules of perspective.Representation in art and in general in perspective An object or person that is in perspective has the correct size and position in comparison with other things in the picture.Representation in art and in general out of perspective An object or person that is out of perspective does not have the correct size or position in comparison with other things in the picture, and therefore does not look real or natural.Representation in art and in general
(Definition of perspective noun (ART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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