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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perspective  \Per*spec"tive\,  a.  [L.  perspicere  perspectum  to 
  look  through  per  +  spicere,  specere  to  look:  cf  F. 
  perspectif  or  from  E.  perspective,  n.  See  {Spy},  n.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  science  of  vision;  optical.  [Obs.] 
  2.  Pertaining  to  the  art,  or  in  accordance  with  the  laws,  of 
  {Perspective  plane},  the  plane  or  surface  on  which  the 
  objects  are  delineated,  or  the  picture  drawn;  the  plane  of 
  projection;  --  distinguished  from  the  ground  plane,  which 
  is  that  on  which  the  objects  are  represented  as  standing. 
  When  this  plane  is  oblique  to  the  principal  face  of  the 
  object,  the  perspective  is  called  oblique  perspective; 
  when  parallel  to  that  face,  parallel  perspective. 
  {Perspective  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  shell  of  the  genus 
  {Solarium}  and  allied  genera.  See  {Solarium}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  That  which  is  seen  through  an  opening;  a  view;  a  vista. 
  ``The  perspective  of  life.''  --Goldsmith. 
  3.  The  effect  of  distance  upon  the  appearance  of  objects,  by 
  means  of  which  the  eye  recognized  them  as  being  at  a  more 
  or  less  measurable  distance.  Hence  a["e]rial  perspective, 
  the  assumed  greater  vagueness  or  uncertainty  of  outline  in 
  distant  objects. 
  A["e]rial  perspective  is  the  expression  of  space  by 
  any  means  whatsoever,  sharpness  of  edge,  vividness 
  of  color,  etc  --Ruskin. 
  4.  The  art  and  the  science  of  so  delineating  objects  that 
  they  shall  seem  to  grow  smaller  as  they  recede  from  the 
  eye;  --  called  also  {linear  perspective}. 
  5.  A  drawing  in  linear  perspective. 
  {Isometrical  perspective},  an  inaccurate  term  for  a 
  mechanical  way  of  representing  objects  in  the  direction  of 
  the  diagonal  of  a  cube. 
  {Perspective  glass},  a  telescope  which  shows  objects  in  the 
  right  position. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  way  of  regarding  situations  or  topics  etc.;  "consider  what 
  follows  from  the  positivist  view"  [syn:  {position},  {view}] 
  2:  the  appearance  of  things  relative  to  one  another  as 
  determined  by  their  distance  from  the  viewer  [syn:  {linear 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    In  computer  games,  the  {virtual}  position  from  which 
  the  human  player  views  the  playing  area.  There  are  three 
  different  perspectives:  first  person,  second  person,  and  third 
  First  person  perspective:  Viewing  the  world  through  the  eyes 
  of  the  primary  character  in  three  dimensions.  e.g.  Doom, 
  Second  person  perspective:  Viewing  the  game  through  a 
  spectator's  eyes,  in  two  or  three  dimensions.  Depending  on 
  the  game,  the  main  character  is  always  in  view.  e.g.  Super 
  Mario  Bros.,  Tomb  Raider. 
  Third  person  perspective:  a  point  of  view  which  is  independent 
  of  where  characters  or  playing  units  are  The  gaming  world  is 
  viewed  much  as  a  satellite  would  view  a  battlefield. 
  E.g.  Warcraft  Command  &  Conquer. 

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