Definition of vanishing point in English:

vanishing point

Syllabification: van·ish·ing point


  • 1The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
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    • 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
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    • 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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