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1the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point: [as modifier]:a perspective drawingSee also linear perspective and aerial perspective. a picture drawn in perspective, especially one appearing to enlarge or extend the actual space, or to give the effect of distance. Geometry the relation of two figures in the same plane, such that pairs of corresponding points lie on concurrent lines, and corresponding lines meet in collinear points. 2a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view:most guidebook history is written from the editor’s perspective true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion:we must keep a sense of perspective about what he’s done 3an apparent spatial distribution in perceived sound.