perspective




Your perspective is the way you see something. If you think that toys corrupt children’s minds, then from your perspective a toy shop is an evil place.

Perspective has a Latin root meaning “look through” or “perceive,” and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking. If you observe the world from a dog’s perspective, you see through the dog’s eyes. In drawing, perspective gives your drawing the appearance of depth or distance. If we say someone “has perspective,” we mean she has a sensible outlook on life.

Definitions of perspective
  1. noun

    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

    synonyms:
    position, view
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    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
    clockwork universe

    the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
    type of:

    orientation

    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

  2. noun

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

    synonyms:
    linear perspective
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    type of:

    appearance, visual aspect

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

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