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

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n a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

Synonyms:
position, view
Types:
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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

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

Synonyms:
linear perspective
Type of:
appearance, visual aspect
outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
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