the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, especially their relative distance from the observer and from one another.
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acumen, acuteness, astuteness, awareness, balance, cleverness, comprehension, discernment, discrimination, grasp, ingenuity, insight, keenness, lucidity, mentality, mind, perception, perspicacity, practicality, prudence
- depth charge,
- depth finder,
- depth gauge,
- depth of field,
- depth of focus,
- depth psychology,
- depth sounder,
Origin of depth perception
First recorded in 1905–10
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The ability to perceive spatial relationships, especially distances between objects, in three dimensions.
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