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PERSPECTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perspective mean? 

PERSPECTIVE (noun)
  The noun PERSPECTIVE has 2 senses:

1. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
2. the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer

  Familiarity information: PERSPECTIVE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSPECTIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A way of regarding situations or topics etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

perspective; view; position

Context example:

consider what follows from the positivist view

Hypernyms ("perspective" is a kind of...):

orientation (an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perspective"):

bird's eye view; panoramic view (a situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance)

futurism (the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future)

cutting edge; forefront; vanguard (the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field)

paradigm (the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time)

light (a particular perspective or aspect of a situation)

sight (a range of mental vision)

Weltanschauung; world view (a comprehensive view of the world and human life)

straddle (a noncommittal or equivocal position)


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Meaning:

The appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

linear perspective; perspective

Hypernyms ("perspective" is a kind of...):

appearance; visual aspect (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Meronyms (parts of "perspective"):

vanishing point (the appearance of a point on the horizon at which parallel lines converge)

apparent horizon; horizon; sensible horizon; skyline; visible horizon (the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet)

picture plane (the plane that is in the foreground of a drawing or painting; coextensive with but different from the objective surface of the work)


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