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1    a way of regarding situations, facts, etc., and judging their relative importance  
2    the proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it; objectivity  
try to get some perspective on your troubles     
3    the theory or art of suggesting three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, in order to recreate the appearance and spatial relationships that objects or a scene in recession present to the eye  
4    the appearance of objects, buildings, etc., relative to each other, as determined by their distance from the viewer, or the effects of this distance on their appearance  
5    a view over some distance in space or time; vista; prospect  
6    a picture showing perspective  
     (C14: from Medieval Latin perspectiva ars the science of optics, from Latin perspicere to inspect carefully, from per- (intensive) + specere to behold)  
  perspectively      adv  

aerial perspective  
      n   a means of indicating relative distance in terms of a gradation of clarity, tone, and colour, esp. blue,   (Also called)    atmospheric perspective  
atmospheric perspective  
      n      another term for       aerial perspective  
linear perspective  
      n   the branch of perspective in which the apparent size and shape of objects and their position with respect to foreground and background are established by actual or suggested lines converging on the horizon  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    angle, attitude, broad view, context, frame of reference, objectivity, outlook, overview, proportion, relation, relative importance, relativity, way of looking  
2    outlook, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista  

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