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perspective

noun (THOUGHT)    /pəˈspek.tɪv/ US  /pɚˈspek-/
C1 [C] a particular way of considering something: Her attitude lends a fresh perspective to the subject. He writes from a Marxist perspective. Because of its geographical position, Germany's perspective on the situation in Eastern Europe is rather different from Britain's.Opinions, beliefs and points of view get/keep sth in perspective C2 to think about a situation or problem in a wise and reasonable way: You must keep things in perspective - the overall situation isn't really that bad.Wise and sensible put sth in(to) perspective C2 to compare something to other things so that it can be accurately and fairly judged: Total investments for this year reached £53 million, and, to put this into perspective, investments this year were double those made in 2011.Comparing and contrasting
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