Definition of vanishing point in English:

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vanishing point

Pronunciation: /ˈvaniSHiNG ˌpoint/


1The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
Example sentences
  • Would you stand there and plot the many vanishing points and diminishing lines, or would you draw what you see?
  • Two other paintings also display contradictory geometries and inaccurate vanishing points and distance points.
  • Fragmented planes appear to glide toward a central vanishing point.
2 [in singular] The point at which something that has been growing smaller or increasingly faint disappears altogether: custody fees have dropped close to the vanishing point
More example sentences
  • This year we're getting close to the vanishing point.
  • These very different formats interestingly end up meeting at the same vanishing point: silence.

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Syllabification: van·ish·ing point

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