Origin of perspective
Examples from the Web for perspective
The choice between freedom and fear is not difficult when seen with perspective.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cosby conspiracy theorists share a perspective born of a long, pained history of American racism.
But he was always uncommonly gracious, a truly gentle man, willing to dispense wisdom and perspective when asked.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This was a guy from the hip-hop generation and with a perspective that was inextricably linked to that generation.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It sounds like from the PR [public relations] perspective they are sticking to their guns.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any indication of perspective betokens the end of the period.Windows, A Book About Stained & Painted Glass|Lewis F. Day
I want to get away to think things over, to step back and regain a perspective on the over-smudged canvas of life.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
The rain and the mist deadened the sound somewhat, just as they confused the perspective.Down the Yellowstone|Lewis R. Freeman
The transverse arch at the transepts rather takes from the perspective, and might with advantage have been less depressed.The Church Index|William Pepperell
By the scale at the side of the picture, BO, we can measure any height above or any depth below the perspective plane.The Theory and Practice of Perspective|George Adolphus Storey
British Dictionary definitions for perspective
Word Origin for perspective
Word Origin and History for perspective
late 14c., "science of optics," from Old French perspective and directly from Medieval Latin perspectiva ars "science of optics," from fem. of perspectivus "of sight, optical" from Latin perspectus "clearly perceived," past participle of perspicere "inspect, look through, look closely at," from per- "through" (see per) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Sense of "art of drawing objects so as to give appearance of distance or depth" is first found 1590s, influenced by Italian prospettiva, an artists' term. The figurative meaning "mental outlook over time" is first recorded 1762.
Culture definitions for perspective
In drawing or painting, a way of portraying three dimensions on a flat, two-dimensional surface by suggesting depth or distance.