linear perspective

lin′ear perspec′tive
fia math. a graphic system for representing depth and volume on a flat surface by means of lines converging at a point or points on a horizon
Etymology: 1835–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • linear perspective — Perspective Per*spec tive, n. [F. perspective, fr. perspectif: cf. It. perspettiva. See {Perspective}, a.] 1. A glass through which objects are viewed. [Obs.] Not a perspective, but a mirror. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is seen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linear perspective — see PERSPECTIVE n …   English World dictionary

  • linear perspective — a mathematical system for representing three dimensional objects and space on a two dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point (one point perspective), two points… …   Universalium

  • linear perspective — noun Date: circa 1656 perspective 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • linear perspective — noun A form of geometric perspective in which parallel lines are represented as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance …   Wiktionary

  • linear perspective — /lɪniə pəˈspɛktɪv/ (say lineeuh puh spektiv) noun that branch of perspective which regards only the apparent positions, magnitudes, and forms of objects delineated …   Australian English dictionary

  • linear perspective — noun the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer • Syn: ↑perspective • Hypernyms: ↑appearance, ↑visual aspect • Part Meronyms: ↑vanishing point, ↑horizon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • linear perspective —    A system of drawing or painting in which the artist attempts to create the illusion of spatial depth on a two dimensional surface. It works by following consistent geometric rules for rendering objects as they appear to the human eye. For… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • linear perspective — noun (U) a way of drawing and painting that gives the appearance of distance or depth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • One-point linear perspective —    A mathematical method thought to have been devised by Filippo Brunelleschi and used to render convincing three dimensional spaces on two dimensional surfaces. In this method, all orthogonal lines converge at a single vanishing point placed on… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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